I tell ya – being out of commission for a few days really messes with your sense of time. I totally spaced on what day it is today – thus this post comes later than usual. Sorry about that.
It’s a rainy, grey and generally miserable mudslinger of a day outside. I ventured out to do some Master Gardener volunteering this morning – for no other reason than I was sick and tired of laying on the couch day in and day out, trying to recover. I needed some fresh air – even if it was wet. On Wednesday mornings, I’m part of their propagation team. Armed with cough syrup and Fisherman’s Friend, I asked for a job in a remote corner where I didn’t have to talk to anyone (which triggers massive, germ-infested coughing fits). I had a a few blissful hours in the houseplant house, where I worked on Tradescantia baskets, among the Orchids and Begonias. So, since I’m already in a tropical kind of mood, I figured I’d continue that theme in today’s Vignette, with a few hitherto unposted shots from the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, which I visited a couple of weeks ago. These were from the Tropical Rainforest part of the Gardens, which seems much more tolerable and nice than the cold, wet rain currently going on outside.
Although the orchids in the greenhouse this morning were nowhere near the caliber seen here – they still managed to calm my mind and excite my senses. And there were no birds of a soul-soaring color inciting dreams. Still, it was good to get out a little.