Alert the media, mark this on the calendar… I have kept a plant alive in my sole care for about 10 months now. That is a new record for me. I have had so many plants over the years that last maybe a month or two before they die. My mom could grow anything and make it flourish. Bless her heart she tried several times with a, “Try this plant, it is easy to grow.” I would take it home and water it and give it a little sun and it repaid me with dried up wilted leaves eventually to die.
When my ex-husband passed away, I took a plant home and it ended up at my Dad’s for a few years, one of his care givers would water it weekly so it thrived. After Dad died and I moved into the house the plant was my responsibility. It is still alive! I even noticed a new leaf coming in the other day. It has bloomed a couple of times. I might have gotten a little of that green thumb from my Mom afterall. Do you have a green thumb?
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – plant
I have undertaken a challenge this year. I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel. No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment. Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day. Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog. Let’s find some fun!
One month done… it seems to me like it went by pretty fast. Maybe it was because the weather was a little nicer for January than usual. Don’t get me wrong, we had ice, snow and bitter cold some days but overall I think the month was warmer than usual.
The nice thing about January being over is that February is a short month and in March a few things may start to grow… I am ready for spring. I know there are seeds in the ground waiting to sprout forth and bring us new life in the spring. I am tired of bare trees and brown grass poking through the snow. I like the color green.
I guess the one good thing is I have my pictures to prove to myself that there will be regrowth. I can go through my spring and summer photos and find that renewed life. I am happy I have a nice collection of pictures to remind me of spring. I am grateful for all the posts I see here where people share their nature photos and give me a little more hope for spring and flowers to return.
…only 49 days until March 20th, the official return of spring!