So today, I took a glass class, we made a solid glass heart. It was really fun, lots to know and remember. The guys next to us were making glass pot pipes and the girl on the other side was blowing hearts. We were a doing solid heart today.
shot of the shop and the girl who was blowing glass
coming out of the glory hole
moving the glass to a table where you roll it in the colored glass
in the back you can see the guy doing the pipe with glass and a torch
I have this very common Philodendron that has had an interesting life. I use to work in a greenhouse and brought this guy home at least 30 years ago. The very first thing that happened to it was it got watered by our large wolf hybrid and it promptly quit growing for about ten years. Eventually it started growing again and needed re-potting, ending up in the 20 inch pot that it calls home now. Last year it bloomed, yes a bloom on a common philodendron but the cat broke it before it opened. This year it is blooming again and this time the bloom opened. Very exciting, these guys don't bloom very often in fact it's a little on the rare side.
you can see the leaves just a regular arrow leaf philodendrum .
Rutting season in full swing the males have their antlers and are busy gathering females around them we have a small herd that lives right next door. This morning Kona, ever vigilant, let me know that the herd was a little too close for her comfort. This is a nice looking male with 4 points, thick neck and he just oozes his manhood. This photo was off the deck and overlooks the garage in the back. Our house goes down the mountain so we can exit ground level on both levels!