Cupcakes and Crystals
A partial view of my kitchen window sill.
Big Color, Little Bloom
This is Kalanchoe (kal-un-KOH-ee), also known as Widows Thrill. It is a genus of about 125 species of tropical, succulent, flowering plants, mainly native to Madagascar and tropical Africa. These plants are food for the caterpillars of the Red Pierrot Butterfly. Each tiny petal on my plant measures about 7/16 of an inch.
My beautiful African Violet bloomed for Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you!
Icicles have formed on this tree and its new buds.
Flaming, Falling Leaves
Leaves aflame in orange at the Clinton Presidential Center.
Art at the Clinton Presidential Center
This is part of the White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit. Created in 1993 with the encouragement of President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in honor of the “Year of American Craft: A Celebration of the Creative Work of the Hand,” the collection includes 73 works created by 78 of America’s foremost craft artists.
A mountain of tiny pumpkins.
That smile means an attack is imminent!
Praying for Dinner
This praying mantis was on my house, watching the little bugs around the outside lights.