Blooming Out of the Snow

I spent the weekend in the Cienfuegos woods; climbing mango threes with AlmaMia, following her movements, digesting the whys behind her actions. I sucked in cold air and let it out in hot gasps when fear froze her words in my fingertips. We ran, got scratched by bare branches… Her tears began to flow out of my eyes and I called it a day. She sat where she always sits—watching me discuss her story with my plants—waiting for me to be ready to write her again.

Our urban garden is growing. I just added an avocado plant. Isn’t she stunning?
Look at her in all her potted glory. I’m proud. She’s the first I’ve ever started from seed.

I was very worried about the passion fruit plant I got from Judy. The leaves were looking sad when we left for Mexico. But Nature is a nurturing mother. Yay for healthy shoots!

There is a new oak on the block, um, in the pot. He’s lanky, leafy and totally bright.

The aloe didn’t want to feel left out, so she is sprouting new green, too.   

Nature is a hearty, versatile lady. Blowing cold kisses…
…while still sunning up the green. 
What was your weekend like, my Wicked Luvs? Did it have snow in it? Was it full of sun?

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  1. Maybe I'll have that many plants someday...I think that's a goal of mine, get some houseplants when I get my own place. And figure out how to protect them from a certain cat.

    My weekend was quiet and lazy, the weather uneventful.

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    1. Kitties can't help it. I think the plants taunt them, and then can't resist. ;-D

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  2. Oooh! Lovely plants looking hopeful and waiting for spring. Avocados are great to grow, although they take a lot of pinching to stop being long and lanky (Ask AlmaMia, I'm sure she knows all about pinching.) Your pots look perfect for babysitting an orange tree, which is the only reliable way I know to grow one.

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    1. I've been doing quite a bit of pinching. I love this plant, the three and the leaves are nice and purple. Totally awesome!

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  3. Those plants look very lovely and full of life.

    If you'd like to know how my weekend went, you're welcome to stop by my blog to have a look.

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    1. I shall stop by and spy. ;-)

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  4. So jealous of your garden! We had to abandon almost everything when we moved - most of all the balcony garden - and right now I only have spider plants, money plants, a ponytail plant and a bonsai. Oh, and the pineapple plant I started from the top of a fruit. Our flat needs more green.

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    1. Your apple tree! ;-( Not fair.

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  5. Amazing plants Magaly! We moved a few months back and have no plants at the moment in or out. Our small garden is bare other than a shed stuffed full of bikes and boxes but I guess there is always Spring around the corner when we can plant some pots, old wellies etc........ Truth be told we are hopeless gardeners but our place feels empty and lacking of Nature in all her splendour right now and some bursts of new life and colour seem just the thing. Thank you for the inspiration and the much needed butt kick - I will set myself the challenge of acquiring a house plant or two !
    As for the weather, here in the UK flooding has been widespread and devastating following the gale force winds over Christmas, though thankfully we have been lucky where we are, with no more than some flooded fields opposite providing fun and play for the neighbouring ducks and geese! The sea has done it's fair share of battering though, with newly built sea defences having been destroyed leaving homes on the seafront in danger.

    Keep warm ....... knowing your Witchy thoughts, I'm sure you have had no problem thinking up ways to do so *wink wink* !

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    1. I was trying to keep warm, and we got a foot of snow. I guess I better make some more hot cocoa, and other things to deal with the cold. :-D

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  6. It's been a rain-filled weekend here in Wales.
    I love all your little plants, they're blooming lovely!

    Enjoy your week :)

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    1. Rain for you and snow for me. I bet we'll get at least one person who is wishing for rain.

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  7. It's summer on your window sill!

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  8. I am living in Plant terror.

    Recently my brother and Sister-in-Law gave me a young planting which is about a 20th generation down from a beautiful Dieffenbachia that was actually nurtured by my own father, over 60 years ago. They brought this to me knowing full-well that I have a black thumb and my house is basically a plant hospice. They are unbelievers.

    I don't want to kill this pretty baby, so I have placed it in a moderately sunny corner, and give it one cup of water each Sunday morning. May the gods of horticulture have mercy on my murderous soul.


    *** And, don't eve talk to me about snow. Seems we have another Lake Effect storm due tonight with up to 12 more inches of fluff.


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    1. As soon as my plant saw your name, their leaves began to droop... just kidding. I'm sure they are shaking because of all the snow outside.

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  9. I have only had good luck a few times rooting an avocado seed... I've got one avocado 'tree' that is at least 4 yrs. old, never bore fruit, just keeps growing...btw, i'm having issues scrolling too! :-( I am beginning to hate Chrome..

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    1. I wonder if you'll get a few baby avocados next year...

      I haven't even checked the Chrome updates--been using Firefox. I might read the news, just to see, but seriously, I'm staying away.

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  10. Love your garden! I admire those who can grow things with easy! I'm not one of them.....You should have witnessed my parenting skills!
    Freezing and grumpy, in northern Canada! xoxoDebi

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    1. Well, you can admire the plants and I'll admire all the things you can make. I guess those who can't knit, garden! LOL

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    2. I hope you are less grumpy.

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  11. yay for sunny windows on cold winter days.

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    1. Aren't they the best? Today, I spent a considerable amount of time watching cars drive very, very, very slow in the snow... while I drank coffee.

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  12. Beautious greenery.
    Spent the weekend fussing and fighting. There are just sometimes in life that one must speak out even if you know it's gonna start a tussle. This was one of those weekends. But I'm happy to say I survived. Didn't settle a damn thing but I'm alive.
    No snow, temps in the 50's. The weather is mild.........wish I was. Being fiery sometimes ain't all it's cracked up to be.
    Oma Linda

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    1. "Beautious" and "Beaut" are two of my favorite words, these days. I blame it on Grandma Mazur.

      Sometimes, surviving is like winning... especially for those who you don't strangle.

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  13. Your avocado looks like she has a tiny flame sprouting from her crown. They all look so happy. I have been contemplating ways to cultivate my own little potted garden where we are, but the logistics are... problematic. It was a gaming weekend here for Fox & Dragon, in between entertaining a rampaging baby (toddler) dragon... and trying to decide what to do with our Christmas money to keep it from getting used for groceries, heh...

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    1. Maybe one tiny plant at a time?

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  14. Phooey - my post didn't come up. Long and short of it - love these photos, will try growing an avocado!!

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  15. So beautiful to gaze on plants as they shoot towards the sunlight, leaves unfurling and colours unmatched by palettes... And inside... iNSIDE while the gorgeous snow covers the concrete and buildings outside :) last week we hit 41 degrees Celsius (105 Fahrenheit) in Coolum, we blew up a little inflatable pool and sat in it in the shade, too hot for the beach, I prefer that in Winter when I can wander and beachcomb without getting sunstroke, the days actually are perfect for summer holidays and we have had some delicious tropical storms in the late afternoon that replenish the thirsty flora which is awesome :)

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    1. If you see some green oozing out of my words, it's pure envy. I miss my 105 degrees weather. My Caribbean blood is shaking in all this cold.

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  16. We had a cough of snow on Sunday. Am contemplating getting a little kit of microgreens from Gardeners Supply.

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    1. If you get it, I want to see it!

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  17. Look at all your lovely green plants. You definitely have a witchy talent there. I leave plants outside -- where I can't accidentally kill them. :P

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    1. I'm sure they grow because they like to listen to my Piano Man's music. Even I find myself getting a little taller every now and again. ;-D

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  18. Your plants are looking so beautiful! We are in another deep freeze and yes, I shoveled snow again this morning ;o) I find it refreshing, so I don't mind ;o) But, I really hope the sun comes out tomorrow! I want to show my new art to everyone! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. I didn't mind shoveling snow when I had a driveway. No shoveling needed in the terrace, LOL!

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  19. My weekend was all about the cozy stuff: restaurants, cinema... Loving that picture with the snow. Have a lovely week.

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    1. Cinema... I need to get to the movies one of these days.

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  20. The picture of your snowy neighborhood looks very peaceful. It will be the image I use in tonight's meditation. I love peaceful neighborhood scenes.

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