Munchie & I have not stepped outdoors yet. We’re still tending the plants & chowing down on leftover pizza. It’s official. This is the second coldest day in northern Illinois in weather history. (I guess the weatherguys have been keeping track since 1870.) Right now, it’s almost noon, & it’s -24F (-31C). That’s not counting … Continue reading Still Indoors Tending Plants
Munchie is bored stiff. The temperature outside is 0F (-18C) with a sometimes windchill of -50F (-45C) so there’s no going outside for her today. She’s trained to use ‘training pads’ indoors, so that’s what she does on days like this. She gets disgruntled & doesn’t like it. Being a dominant diva type, she feels … Continue reading A Few Updates to Pass the Time
(Sansevieria senegambica) (Sansevieria senegambica, 2 of the triplet flower stalks) (Sansevieria senegambica, the 3rd flower stalk) (See those little dots of sap on & at the bases of the flowers? That stuff is so sticky, the military should consider developing a glue out of it.) I’m a Momma-to-Be of Triplets! New Year’s Day, I walked … Continue reading Triplets
(Sansevieria masoniana, toddler, furthest leaf on the left) Being in Illinois, & Sansevieria species not being exactly suited to Illinois winters, I brought them all inside towards the end of September. There was no sign of a masoniana pregnancy at that time. Now it appears I have a pretty nice looking toddler coming along. Today, … Continue reading masoniana, toddler style
Woke up to snow, ice, & mud mud mud this morning. The only thing that relishes this weather is a pair of wellies. And well, the groundhog had told us that it would be six more weeks of winter so what right do I have to complain? But yeah, I’m ready for winter to take … Continue reading Well, the groundhog had said……..
So where, oh where, are my seed catalogs??? My mailbox is not empty of bills. My mailbox is not empty of magazines like ‘Family Handyman,’ to remind me of all that we have to do around this money pit of a 1950 tri-level. My mailbox is not empty of the local newspaper telling me what … Continue reading It’s January 4th Already
Left & middle in the back: Sansevieria masoniana. The tallest leaf here is 26 in (66cm). Left in the front: Sansevieria pinguicula Right: Sansevieria grandis In two days, we went from summer to much much closer to winter here in northeast Illinois. Thursday, we had a high of 74F (23C), yesterday a high of 64F … Continue reading Naptime for the Sansevierias