Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The Rescue Orchids
I often pass this cat, watching the world go by, as I walk to work. Cats are so easily entertained!
The 8th Graders had their book-unwrapping events this week. As I suspected, they didn't even notice my fancy wrapping job. I saw several of them tear into their packages without so much as a glance at the paper. But I knew when I was wrapping I was positioning those pictures mostly to entertain myself.
Today I have to go in a bit early and talk to the same classes about photography. I do this every year, and then the students set out into the city for a day to take pictures. This year they're going to Highgate Cemetery, so I've added lots of cemetery shots to my presentation. I've developed quite a little sideline in cemetery photography, thanks to my many cemetery walks with Olga! (Finding pictures without her in them was more of a challenge.)
Dave and I have given up on the TV show "Billions." The characters just seem so empty. I can't identify with people whose only goal in life is to squeeze money out of the financial market like it's a sponge. It's such a purposeless existence.
These are our rescue orchids -- both blooming at the moment. As you can see, one is a deep solid purple, and one pale pink. I pulled them out of trash cans here and there. Lots of people throw away their orchids when the blooms fade, but of course they'll bloom again with a little care, as these have done.
On the seedling front, I have three more honesty plants and another hollyhock coming up. Woo hoo!