Tuesday, January 15, 2008


This has been a most frustrating evening. I could type in all caps and it would not alleviate my irritation. Since I would prefer not to go into the details of my circumstances, we will now pause for some lovely nature pictures.

This was taken (by me!) in the Smoky Mountains this August. I am now pretending that I am the bee and the source of my frustration is the flower.

These are plumeria from our patio. We do not live in a climate that is conducive for outdoor plumeria growing all year round. These plumeria are now currently residing in my mother-in-laws shower. Isn't that where all plumeria long to go during the cold winter months?

This is a Mandevilla from our backyard. Mr. (or Miss) Mandevilla is also currently residing indoors. I think this particular plant is in the "train" room. (It's hard to tell. They all look so "brown" about now.)

And this little baby is my pride and joy. A real, honest to goodness lemon on my very own little lemon tree here in the wild, wild winter of Kentucky. Of course, it is not outdoors either. It has the place of honor in my kitchen. I would love to eat it (lemon pie, lemon squares, lemon pudding, lemon cookies...) but I kind of like having it right there on the tree.
There now, do we feel more relaxed? I don't know. Maybe I'll go have some chocolate to be sure.