Green. I love the color, the word, the meaning of the word. Here in Oregon, USA, we pride ourselves on being green. We led the charge on recycling by enacting the nation's first "bottle bill" in 1971 where you pay a deposit on most bottled items and get the money back when you return the bottles after use. We recycle, grow gardens, carry re-usable shopping bags to the grocery store, ride bikes, have carpool lanes on the freeway, a light rail system in Portland, and many other things. I noticed that a new leaf is opening up on the Bird-of-Paradise plant that my daughter gave me when she moved to Ohio. It's big and so neat how the light shines through it.You can see the other leaf through the new leaf.
I added 3 jadeite bowls to my collection from eBay.. I love the translucent green of the glass. It's vintage made by Fire King in the 30s. They call them chili bowls or cereal bowls.
The rain came back after a lovely run of nice weather... the moss on the garage roof is happy.
I love variegated leaves on any plant, and these on my ficus are just neat to look at.
The 2nd plant my daughter gave me when she left was this heart leaf philodendron and it's just thriving and filling out like crazy. It likes the kitchen window. :-)
See the rain outside the garden window? Poor flowers are going to be ruined by the rain and wind. :-(
Did you have the eclipse of the sun like we did? I had big plans for photographing it, but it was not to be.. our rainy cloudy weather moved in the day of the eclipse. My sister Denise, her husband Steve, and son Shane, had driven down to California to do some hiking and exploring - luckily Shane got some good shots of it and offered to share them with me. I'm so proud of my nephew, he got a Master's degree and has a great job not far from Washington DC and is an avid traveler. I'm very impressed with his photographs and he is allowing me to share his website of travel photos with you - click HERE. The first eclipse photo shows you the 4 photos he got and how it changed throughout the eclipse.And the individual shots.
They are calling this shot the "ring of fire". I love it!!
I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.. thanks, Shane! I had to stay home from swimming today.. hubby and I both seem to be reacting negatively to something we ate recently. I'm hoping we'll be better tomorrow. I hope your week is going well. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)