Monday, 28 January 2013
Thaw has set in and the snow that fell on Sunday, January 20th is slowly but surely melting. The odd pile here and there, where people had cleared their driveway is still lingering along, looking greyish and dreary. Not a pretty sight, compared to the pristine look the freshly fallen snow provided.
Nevertheless, I’m glad it’s over. Snow, freezing temperatures, dangerous driving conditions … No thank you! Give me a nice and sunny spring day anytime.
I can hardly wait for the first snowdrops, daffodils and tulips to appear. We have them in the shops already, but they look so weak and fragile that I’m afraid to buy them. I have a feeling that they won’t last very long outside the hothouses in which they have been grown.
In the meantime, I’m enjoying the exotic splendour of my orchids. Since a put half a fertilizer stick in between the roots of each plant, they have been producing the most beautiful flowers. They obviously enjoying the extra boost the fertilizer is giving them, as well as the rare and weak rays of wintery sun. These plants are at least three years old and are flowering for the third or sometimes even fourth time.
I’ve told all my friends not to bring me any more orchids for the time being, as I simply don’t know where to put them all … especially now that they seem to be competing with each other in an attempt to produce the biggest and prettiest flowers …