Monday, November 20, 2006

She Loves Flowers

This is our 11 year-old, reveling in the beauty of an early July day.

Flowers bring out the beauty of all -- young and old!

If only we could get that black dirt out of our fingernails afterwards!

Bamboo Fun

G. made a very cute pot and decorated it with markers (she is 6). It was decorated with a combination of lines, shapes (flowers mostly) and words.

Then we went to a local flower shop and looked for just the right plant to fill the pot and look pretty in our bright sunny kitchen window. First Bachman's -- but we couldn't decide between some silly and prickly cactuses, semi shade-tolerant plants, variegated ivy, and then finally bamboo! We had to go to one other place to cement the choice of bamboo, of course in soil (vs. water). After searching in vain, back to Bachman's.