The readers of my blog are highly intelligent people.* You guys are there to offer wise advice on parenting, spirituality, or life in general. You stop by to write nice things, or poke fun at me when I do something dumb. And to top it off, you’re closet botanists, too!
Back in November, I introduced you to a plant known only as “Foliage.” Chlost told me the plant would get a long white flower. Widdershins suggested it could be a Calla Lilly. Jeanne responded that Foliage was a spathiphyllum and backed up the prophecy that it one day would flower.
Lo and behold, we have a flower:
That’s right folks. Despite the dangers of living in our house, a plant has stayed alive for over two months. There is an odd brown spot on the flower petal, but other than that, “Foliage” seems healthy.
The same dangers that threaten a plant, also threaten anything pretty or delicate. That is why I’m taking extra precautions to protect this teapot that we recently bought from an estate auction:
These beaded baskets aren’t necessarily pretty or delicate, but I liked them anyway. I’ve had to be vigilant in watching over them, shooing away curious predators on several occasions.
No, it’s not the children. Although they can be destructive, they aren’t the biggest threat to the safety of breakable objects in my house. This is the #1 menace:
Lizzy. Does anyone else see the resemblance to the Cheshire cat?
* Although there is a correlation between reader intelligence and reading this blog, the cause and effect relationship has not been established. Baseline reader IQ levels are not known and the author of this blog is not responsible for claims of declining IQs as a result of exposure to the content.
Do you feel smarter now?