Did you know that the average amount that a tulip stem "grows" after it's been snipped is 1 inch? How is that possible? The flower is phototropic. Look at that word again....you thought I misspelled photographic. Well, admittedly they are photographic, but the spelling is correct, it is phototropic meaning it stretches toward sunlight, even when snipped, placed in water and sitting in a lovely vase. So to keep your bunch (of which I bought 2 after church on Sunday....Trader Joe's is just across the parking lot) pert and pretty, rotate your container 180 degrees every day. This way the tulips won't lean too far in any one direction as they extend to that 1 inch. And to keep them fresh and and staying longer, trim the stems and change the water daily.
Well, holding my breath, we have had no snow for a few days, every bit of snow is gone from the front yard (replaced with mud that my kids find with no problem) thus presenting me with, you got it, muddy paws. If Toby weighed a pound heavier I would not be able to pick him up and commence the foot bath in the kitchen sink. It was while I was giving said foot bath that I spied out the kitchen window the sweet little house finches house hunting. Or I should say nest hunting. I have a lot of ivy growing up the sides and under the eaves of the screen porch and it appears that they may put on option down on a spot under the eaves.
Mr. was already gathering bits to begin the furnishings, a sure sign of Spring. Boy I did a rotten job of clean-up last fall. That is a double dead hanging planter that the Mr. is helping himself to. Well at least it is getting some use after hanging around all winter.
Have you watched any of those new TV shows that started a week or so ago....Resurrection is one and the other is Believe? Resurrection has me curious and Believe leaves me exhausted after all the running and hiding. And then "Dancing With The Stars" is making it's appearance again for the 17th time. But I gotta admit here I am having some trouble with who is the star and who is the dancer. So many faces I don't recognize, but both of those Olympic ice skaters can move around the dance floor as beautifully as they did on the ice. Derek's partner (he is one of my favs) the lady that had both legs amputated, amazing. And I also have to say that Erin Andrews does a bang up job with co-hosting. Hint....tape it and watch it without all those dang commercials. The 2 hour show can slide into 1 hour with omitting all the ads and the extras.
Hope you are having a star studded week, and Spring is making an appearance in your world.
"Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film."
Until next time....