This weekend I felt like I could use a breath of fresh air amidst all of the pandemic stats. So, a puzzle and a new show.
Thanks to Eliza Waters for this beautiful photo of sweet peas used here with permission. See her post and current fall/winter works of art on the blog My Own Paradise: Life on Seven and a Half Acres, https://elizawaters.com.
For more floral refreshment, take a look at a new series on HBOMax. “Full Bloom” invites floral artists to create magnificent arrangements for a cash prize. I watched Season 1 between baking batches of cookies, running errands, and trying in vain to unclog one of my various antique sink drains. The show was like going to a spa. Gorgeous!
Finally, I got to know my “Christmas cactus” a little better this year. It has lived in the same window for 30 years and bloomed faithfully every single year … at Thanksgiving. Turns out, there are Christmas cacti and Thanksgiving cacti which can be recognized by their leaves. Here’s mine this year.