We have a contest each year as to who sees the first Junco (snowbird) Joe won again this year...he saw on on Thursday. The birds above are our beloved winter visitors. What would the world be without birds and their song?
My hanging basket with geraniums as it looked late this summer. The basket was a gift from my daughter, and I really wanted to save the pretty geraniums...so I would have their fragrance near me this winter.
So, a month or so ago, I took them from the basket and put them in individual pots for my "garden window." They sit right next to me as I type on the computer.
When I first brought them in, they were much smaller than they are now. I haven't lost a leaf on these healthy plants. They went through the transition so well.
I don't know if you can tell, but they have filled out and are getting so many more new leaves and one bud way up on the right. It looks like these will flower....only not the big beautiful blooms of summer. This morning was so bright and sunny...not really a good time for taking pictures......but I wanted to do this post...so the picture was taken and I posted it as is. Nothing like the good outdoors for blooms. These are in clay pots, so they do dry out quickly. I water them every other day. I know that geraniums are plants that don't require much watering....but I started watering this way from the start and hate to see what would happen with less watering. They are thriving. As I sit here, I am almost hidden from birds who come to visit the feeder.
I love decorating this window. I sit near it, so it gets a new window treatment all the time. Right now I have leaf clings on the glass and soon I'll do something for Christmas. The red and off white bird valance is pretty neutral...blending in with small red bird candle holders from my girl. There's a wind chime hanging here...a gift from Joe's kids and a couple of keepsakes on the wall...one a collage made by my Dad and a painting from my mother-in-law. A little wooden tray with a whisk broom...bought in Greece when on vacation. On the shelf with the geraniums....my garden magazine collection and a purple sprinkling bottle, a green watering can and a tiny Paddington Bear....brought back from England by my daughter. This is a special spot for me to enjoy. I enjoy it most in bad weather...when all is dreary outside and I am inside looking out this window.
Have a nice Sunday!