"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Monday, June 14, 2010

My present


Back in November, my friend Gill, she of 'ladies who lunch in Chester' fame, gave me a little cyclamen plant. Here it is in the kitchen. It looked just like this when she gave it to me and we both thought that the flowers would last a few weeks at most and then, its job done, it would be sidelined.
But this little plant obviously had other ideas, for, not only is it flowering again now but it also flowered again in the middle of winter, which was very cheering as, looking beyond it out through the window, there was nothing but snow as far as the eye could see.
It probably helps that it is on the kitchen window sill, which means I remember to water it, but I think it has done very well. A present and a half!

5 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Are you sure the cyclamen plant is not artificial? The Chinese have become so skilful in creating artificial plants. This might explain why your plant has bloomed continuously. I suggest you check it more closely. The flowers may well be made from silk.

flightplot said...

I like the red flowers, dark green leaves and white pot colour combination. Flighty xx

Jennyta said...

Lovely, aren't they, Flighty?
YP, no definitely not artificial!

Shooting Parrots said...

Maybe it can see the green wheelie bin from the window and is putting in the extra effort so as not to get recycled.

Or maybe not.

Jennyta said...

You may have hit the nail on the head there, SP. :)

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