Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Family, Flowers and Fruit

We watched the Super Bowl with Mary last Sunday.

In fact, we watched the first half while we swam in the pool. I've been in a Super Bowl pool before, but I've never been in the pool during the Super Bowl.

Earlier that day, we went to the Venice Orchid Show.

If we lived here, our yard would be a jungle.

There are so many to see.

We love the different colors

and shapes

and varieties.

We also admire the different sizes, both small

and large

and the abundant flowers possible on one plant.

We are learning what it takes to be judged a champion, both in an individual plant

and in a general display.

 A few little varieties found their way back to the camper.

A desert rose joined our world as well.

We also added a fruit and vegetable basket to our "Florida" room. I ordered it from Amazon. My goal is to eat an orange every day while we are down here. It's that whole, "when in Rome" thing, I guess.

Can you see the orchid planter Paul made from the base of a palm frond? Perhaps he has found his cottage industry. Talk to you soon.


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Watching the Superbowl in an outdoor poor sounds pretty dreamy to me!

Those flowers are gorgeous! Too cool! And I love Paul's planter - very creative of him!!

qwerkyqook said...

Nice planter Dad. Very eco friendly. I'll take some oranges when you come home. hint hint.

Marlys said...

Those orchids were so beautiful! I love how you hang your baskets of onions outside like that! If we did that right now, they'd be rock hard in less than one hour! Another cold, windy brutal winter week! Enjoy Florida!

Abby said...

I am soo envious of Floridans! Those orchids are just beautiful. -- Unbelievable. I've never seen anything like it before. I love your produce outside! I also have been stocking up on tons or oranges & lemons since it's that season here in Tucson as well. I hope to plant an orange tree in our back yard this "spring" :)