Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Tea Collection

Black pattern - strawberry truffle
Green pattern - rooibos chai
Green with hummingbirds - sweet peach
Purple hexagons - raspberry patch
Pink and green - summerberry splash
Denim flowers - sore throat soother
Paisley - chamomile blossoms
Purple and plum - fox trot (mint and chamomile)
last one is empty!

Clearing the mind

This is why I took a break from beading - I'm still listening to all the Kerry Greenwood audios (again) but I switched over to puzzles instead of beads. Next I'll change off to quilts. My mind is very tired and sore and it's relaxing to do something mindless.

Bead curtain continued...

 Really, I added more although you can hardly tell...taking a break for a while now, as I'm using the desk for a different project.

Indoor garden

The pink and white amaryllis are done; now the red ones, planted later, are coming out. The plants didn't get very tall, not enough light, but they are blooming well (except that one. that one's done)
The chives in the back are sprouting quite well and I've already harvested them once.

This side is mostly done - time to trim and refrigerate the bulbs in another few weeks.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Zooing on my own

Everyone was gone, but I wanted to go to the behind the scenes at the zoo and I have no problem doing stuff on my own so I went! (the only thing I will not do by myself is go to restaurants. I have to have someone to protect me from possibly predatory waiters who might TALK TO ME)
You could walk all the way to the south side and look at the behind the scenes - vehicles, train, and greenhouses.
This was all the tropical plants they bring out for the dinosaur exhibits.

They said the amaryllis are for an Easter event. Why don't my amaryllis look like this? 

The tour of the bear dens, moose, and wolf yard was the BEST. It was led by the zoo's librarian. Librarians do it better.



Then I wandered around the zoo a little. The prairie dogs were out!

The accompanying peacock was looking very stylish

clever duck
Then I went shopping and bought tea canisters, spiral notebooks, tea, and I went to the mall (something I hate doing) and got another piercing and bought a puzzle at Barnes and Nobles and then stopped at the fancy grocery store to buy olives, petit fours, plums, and watermelon water.