Ok, it's official: I have a black thumb. I'm not sure when this happened. When I was a kid I was able to grow things, but the above picture is the ultimate insult. About a couple of weeks ago I thought it would be a nice project for the kids if we grew some grass for our Spring nature table. No brainer, right? A tray, some potting soil and grass seed. Well, as you can see I have exactly 1 blade of grass out of the handfuls the kids dumped in. It would have been easier if no grass came up. In all actuality, though, I find this very funny, a whole commentary on my gardening skills embodied in the lone blade.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Wow, it’s been awhile. I can’t believe the Holidays have come and gone and here we are getting ready for Spring. I haven’t spent much time in the Ugly lately. Our very wet winter has gave me a very bad excuse to stay indoors. So, last weekend, in an attempt to beat the winter doldrums, we headed over to the Pacific Orchid Expo in San Francisco. What a feast for the eyes!
|Above the crowd at the Pacific Orchid Expo|
|The butterfly wings were animated and Daniel was trying to figure out if they were real or not.|
|More award winners|
I hope you enjoyed the lovely photos my husband took of these beautiful flowers.
In other news from the Ugly: Over the holidays we decided that we would homeschool our children in the fall. This decision does not come lightly and I have spent the last several months doing my due diligence in preparing for my new career as a grade school teacher. As a result I am also considering expanding the focus of this blog to include this new aspect of our lives. Exciting changes are ahead and I hope you will join me for the ride! Have a great weekend.