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May 6 - 10: Growth even in winter

2010.05.06
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So the weather is cooling off as we head into winter, but new growth continues to inspire...

May 6: This aloe vera started out as one tiny shoot that I dug up and replanted around seven years ago. From this one shoot, I've re-potted countless aloe vera plants and given them as house-warming gifts. It's just my thing. It's such a wonderful plant to have in any house, particularly to help with sunburn and scalds. Anyway, today was the first time I'd ever seen a flower on my aloe vera mama... it was pretty surprising to see!

May 7: The Little Star is a serious thumb-sucker. She hooks it right up into the roof of her mouth and hoofs in. Fortunately she's not pushing on her teeth, but instead I've noticed she must be pushing on her bridge, as her top lip & upper row of teeth are obviously not aligned any more. In an effort to slow down the thumb-sucking, I've begun teaching her how to twiddle her thumbs. It's a cute little challenge for her at the moment, but what will I do next, once she has mastered this skill and is bored with it?

May 8: Noticed this mushroom while out walking today. I spend a bit of time playing "Fairyland" on Facebook, so it was kind of strange to see a "real" mushroom in "real life"... in fact, the Fairyland is such an addiction I even looked to see if the real life 'shroom was a pink cap variety (which attracts unicorns)... a bit embarrassed about that, to be honest.

May 9: Oooh my Boy Wonderful is a gem when it comes to mothers day. He woke up HOURS before his normal weekend routine to invent a new recipe for my breakfast. Awww bless.

May 10: With the promise of a rainy winter, it's time to think about lots of pots to start growing and greening a backyard garden. Was very excited to see such a huge range on my walk today.
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