Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A welcome bloom

Turns out, this Memorial holiday weekend was not about fun social festivities as planned but all about me basically sleeping it away, dragged down by the latest cold bug that's going around. I've been a virtual shut-in for days, only going outside to sit in the sun for some vitamin-D and to get the mail. Ooooh! Exciting!

I try to keep up with the latest world and local news (thank goodness for my computer!), but it's been all over the place and controversial. There is an inspiring Hispanic female being nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States (yipppeee!!), Proposition 8 being upheld in California that changes the constitution regarding who qualifies for marriage (don't give up the fight!), or that really really annoying couple on that cable show with eight exploited kids who are exploiting a horrible marriage situation for ratings and blood money. Oh oh, and California is so broke that it cannot pay for anything of any value anymore. Hello, soooo done with this recession already!

So, deep down in there amid my congestion, sore throat, massive headache, and concerned mind, I manage to spot a few things that put a smile on my face and help me forget about all my worries. Like this flower for instance. It's in our front yard and for weeks we wondered what would come of this weird thing growing out of this plant that I have no idea what it's called. It bloomed into this amazing flower cluster, with purple canopies and delicate while flowers. This plant is right near my front porch for over two years and I had no idea it was capable of such beauty. It's just so unexpected and, well, really neat!

Call me a plant geek, I don't care. But, right now as I'm still feeling kind of crappy and now my sweet husband is going down for the count (it's inevitable), this spectacular flower (and three more baby ones growing now - yea!) adds a little bit of aaaah to a pretty blaaah kind of week.

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