Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I learned about pansies from my first piano teacher. She grew them from seed and explained biennials to me. There was a beautiful row of pansies in front of her house every winter. They've never been my favorite flowers, but seeing them brings back fond memories. She was a real character! She taught both my sister and me; and while my sister was having her lesson, Mrs. Evans had me draw something with colored pencils. Usually, she had me copy something she had in her house. The work I remember best was a mill wheel and stream. I never had a great deal of talent with drawing, but I could manage to do scenes and objects so they were recognizable. I never got faces "right". I enjoyed it, but now there's always something else I'd rather do than draw: read, view a film, play with my plants...
The braided bamboo plant was a present from The Husband a while back. It's pretty like it is, but I would like it just as well not braided. I don't know where the braiding idea originated. This one is growing in water with a gravel support. It gets colder in our house at night than this plant prefers, so I hope it'll last through the winter. It's so nice to have houseplants! I like that spot of green during the winter-time.
Bleubeard and Elizabeth are hosting their weekly T Party. Stop by and visit.