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Friday, February 28, 2014

Nature Walk: Inside Edition



It's Friday again! Yay for the weekend! It's also Nature Walk time, and oh, how I wish we had cute, little, green, fiddleheads growing outside. 

We most definitely do not. 

I am not complaining, but I am getting a little weary, especially when those lovely people at Better Homes & Gardens send me a magazine with a gorgeous front cover of flowers and blossoms in beautiful pots, that are "so easy" to grow. See what I mean?


Ha! Good joke!  "So easy"...when this isn't the current view of your front porch:


Post blizzard shoveling by my awesome husband.



So, I admit, I nature walked alright...I nature walked myself right around the inside of the house and peeked through the windows to get these shots. The wind-chill hit below -31F (-35C) this week. Brrr!



At least I have a really pretty view outside the window of my newly organized room!

But really, it was starting to get to me a little, so I decided to garden.

"Garden!", you say,"are you joking?" 

Nope. Not at all. Sometimes a girl has just got to get her hands dirty. I dirtied my hands and the kitchen counters too, but I didn't care, it felt sooo good to do something, anything, that made me feel a little closer to the soil and the life that was maybe still alive out there, somewhere, underneath all that snow.

I separated and transplanted some of my succulents! I'm finally getting the hang of these. It's not that hard actually, as long as you remember this rule: Don't. Over. Water.




And...I even made babies!! Baby succulents!!! Aren't they so cute?? This blog has beautiful photos and instructions. My lens won't let me zoom any closer, but can you see the baby roots? These little individual leaves will each be their own plant one day...hopefully. =) Yay!


Here's my first baby that I planted. Let's hope he keeps growing!


And that wraps up my weekend Nature Walk. If you have one to share, please leave your link in the comments! I would loooooove to see some Spring somewhere. Where are my Aussie friends? =) Well, it will be Spring soon enough around here. March 9th says 47 degrees! Forty-SEVEN!! Can you imagine? I cannot, but I am so looking forward to it.

You can grab some Springy Nature Walk buttons here.

10 comments:

  1. That's cold, I don't blame you! And you still shot gorgeous pictures. I'm tired of snow and cold too but I do love a fresh snow -- so long as I don't have to go out in it. :) 47 will be a heat wave. When we had a mini heat spell a few weeks ago, we were cracking the van windows at 34 degrees. Good luck with the succulents. I'm terrible with indoor plants. Terrible. I don't know what it is. I'm much better with outdoor ones.

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    1. I have only just started becoming better with succulents. Other indoor plants...I've killed a few...kept the easy ones alive..I think it just takes time. =) We actually did go outside this afternoon! The sun didn't even come out, but it was 14 with no wind, so it felt just fine. Our sledding track is all lost. =( We have to make a new one. =)

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  2. It has been chilly here this week too. My little man and I have decided to go south in search of spring, hopefully we will bring her back with us :)

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    1. Let me know when/if you find it. =) I heard there are Robins in town! YAY!!!

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  3. Elisa,

    Thank you so much for the invitation to go on a nature walk. Today I ventured outside with my camera, on my own because no one else wanted to walk in the rain! Yes, it's raining hard but I enjoyed photographing the flowers.

    http://motherdaughterssisters.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/a-nature-walk-around-our-garden-in-rain.html

    Wow! Your snow is beautiful. I bet it's cold too. I can understand why you went for an inside walk this week! I love succulents. They are one kind of plant I can keep alive!

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    1. Your photos are so gorgeous, Sue!! Thank you so much for sharing. It is so lovely to see raindrops & flowers. =)

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  4. Ciao Elisa, -35*? Crazy. This year has not been very cold in Italy, snow is pretty. Sorry, , use google translator.

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    1. Crazy is right! =) Google translator is good. =)

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  5. Gorgeous snow pictures but I can totally relate to being tired of it. When we lived in Idaho it was pretty much 8 months of snow and 4 months of summer ;-) Good luck with the succulents, I unfortunately do not have a green thumb. Looking forward to seeing how they do!

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    1. I don't know if I have a green thumb...I'm just stubborn! I WILL have living houseplants. ;)

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