|Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) from the bedroom window.|
|Burst of gold from the bedroom window. That's our old garage behind the house and beside it is our overgrown willow arbor. (This is what happens when you break your pruning fingers.)|
|Looking into the heart of the Cyclamen.|
|Perennial Impatiens arguta.|
|I couldn't help but chuckle a bit when this box arrived on my doorstep. It's full of dried plant material for crafts, as well as heat sealable teabags and dried kelp for making compost teabags.|
|Dried Praying mantis.|
"Ogghiu di 'n summa, vinu di 'mmenzu e meli di 'n funnu."
"The choice oil is from the surface, the best wine is from the middle,
and the best honey is from the bottom."—Sicilian saying
(I tend to practice my Italian this time of year too by singing a lot out of boredom so here's a little Italian pop music courtesy of my favorite Italian singer Jovanotti. The first one is a corny love song, the second is a classic funny song about love, and then the last one is s new "magic happy" song I am kind of really into right now and the foster kids seem to love it because it's bouncy: Baciami Ancora, Bella & La notte dei desideri).