I love blogging on Fridays. Thinking about the weekend puts me in a very good mood, and time seems to pass more quickly on Fridays anyhow. Today I got to spend the world’s fastest hour snapping a few more stock photos for a work brochure, so instead of showing you the new mailing labels I made yesterday (they make my Etsy packages look so cute!) I’m going to take you on a little tour of my office plants.
(Cut me a little slack, it’s been a busy week.)
First we have the vine affectionately known as the “Chinese restaurant plant.” (It was given to me by a coworker who didn’t know the scientific name and said that was the only place she’d ever seen one before.) This plant seems to grow a foot every few weeks and is very hardy. Highly recommended for non-plant people like myself.
Next, we have the only African violet I have ever managed not to kill. Some fortunate combination of the right amount of sun and once-a-week watering has made it grow and bloom profusely for the last two years. Wish I knew what I was doing right so I could replicate it at home.
Finally, we have another mystery plant. This poor little guy is actually a bit sickly but he’s growing against a nice white wall next to the window and was very photogenic. So I’m not going to show you the yellow leaves.
I’ve got a few more office plants growing in the darker corners, but these three were the only brochure-worthy ones. I also grabbed my collection of interesting-leaves-I-found-on-my-way-to-work and stuck them on a white sheet of paper. These ones got a little dry and crackly overnight, but the colors were still vivid.
The building next to mine has a gingko tree out front and the leaves are so amazing. They have such a pleasantly simple shape that I have to stop and pick up a handful every time I walk by, which is probably amusing to the college students and people working in the offices inside (there’s that leaf-collecting girl again).
Man, fall is so great. I walked to the post office earlier to mail an Etsy package and experienced the most wonderful combination of warm coat + cold wind + leaves blowing in herds across the street + Jose Gonzalez in my ears. I’ve decided not to blame the Idaho autumns for not being as gorgeous as the Rhode Island autumns and just enjoy all the color I can get. Things are much more yellow over here, but yellow’s not a bad subsitute for the color-by-Technicolor oranges and reds I saw in New England.
‘Nuff rambling. I hope you have a lovely, leaf-filled weekend!
Oh, in case you’re interested, all these photos were taken with a borrowed Canon EOS 10D and a lensbaby.