Mid-winter Blooms

This morning I woke up (okay, it was after eleven) to see the most beautiful coating of snow on the trees outside. I immediately put on my coat and boots to capture it. I’m glad I did, because it was all melted by noon.

Once inside, I was admiring man-go-round’s gardening prowess and took some photos of our blooming Christmas Cactus. Together, the frosty winter wonderland and blooming indoor garden made quite a pretty composition:

Well, we’re off to a family celebration, so I’ll be back in the next day or two to break the news about the NEW Munch Madness!

What are you doing today or for the Superbowl tomorrow? Do you keep plants indoors to have signs of life during the wintertime?

Meri

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38 Responses to Mid-winter Blooms

  1. These are awesome pictures! I love the contrast, it’s brilliant! Snow is so pretty in pictures.

  2. Awesome pictures! I do kind of wish I had ventured out of our house and taken pictures when we had the snowstorm a couple weeks ago. What program or site did you use to make that collage?

    This is the first time in 6 years that I’ve been home for the Super Bowl, and, for some reason, the first time that I’m really aware of it and how big and important it is. However, I may or may not get the chance to see how my dad and brothers celebrate (I have yet to hear about a big party or plans for food) because my mom, grandmas, great-aunt, mom’s best friend, and I are going to a matinee at the theater. Which to be honest, is how I prefer it. Most of the last 6 years, I’ve been away at school, doing homework with the big game on in the background so I can watch the commercials.

    • Meri says:

      I used picnik, which sadly is actually closing in April due to being bought by google or something. I have heard picasa is pretty good though, but I haven’t made the switch yet! I really like making photo collages, its so fun!

      • Actually, Picasa is just a photo storage site. You can’t make collages or do any editing like that. Which sucks. But there are a lot of free sites like Picnik that let you do all that kind of editing though I haven’t really found one that has cool arrangements for collages like that one. I’m sure there’s one out there, though :)

        • Meri says:

          I started using picasa last night, and you can make some pretty cool click and drag collages. I haven’t found any pre-set templates yet, but you can choose the number of photos and arrange then/ skew them however you like. try it out! You can add text too just like picnik.

  3. Love these pretty pictures. I am a plant killer. Sad but true. :)

  4. Caitlin says:

    Gorgeous pics! You are better than me, taking advantage of the winter while I sit around being negative about how cold I am. Maybe next time it snows instead of bumming about it I should go get pretty pics!

    I have a family party today for the Super Bowl. The food and drink are always fab and the company is excellent. I’m so psyched!

    • Meri says:

      I wonder what percentage of people actually care about the football, and how many of us just like the excuse to make good food and drink beer and have parties?

  5. I am doing absolutely nothing for the Superbowl, yay! haha

  6. Ada says:

    How pretty! I love the contrast of the indoor blooms and the outdoor snow. Your Christmas cactus is a very pretty color. No plans for the Super Bowl. Oh, is that tonight? ;) I suppose I could make chili . . .

    • Meri says:

      I loved the contrast too, as I was looking at the plant out the window. Its hard to get me to get my boots and coat on on a weekend morning, but it was too pretty out there to miss!

  7. Lisa says:

    Great pics!
    I do bring my plants in all winter, and then I take some back outside in the spring/summer–they’re always happy to get back outside, but they’d never make it through the winter out there!
    I’ll be watching the superbowl, but not caring about it…I’d like some superbowl food though!

  8. shutterbug says:

    I have plants, but they aren’t as pretty as yours…

  9. Jane says:

    Your Christmas cactus is gorgeous! I have one but it isn’t blooming .. I was wondering if it is possibly to kill a catcus … I have to bring all my plants inside … way too cold outside! But I do have some basil growing now, and an amaryllis that is blooming!

  10. Cindy says:

    WOW ….LOVE it.

    we got snow a few years back (okay almost 10) but I loved it.
    right now I have one lone solo plant and it’s struggling so I have no idea what it wants/needs

    I have a Christmas Cactus growing in my sunny window at work… I can’t get it to bloom.
    boo.

    Happy Monday

  11. Bonnie says:

    These pictures are so pretty! I didn’t know that you could do anything with plants during the winter. Then again, I’m stupid when it comes to anything botanical.

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  12. Kristina says:

    Love your photos! The frost this weekend was really lovely.

  13. Amber says:

    I worked almost during the entire super bowl, and I caught the last 17 minutes. It was a good game! I don’t have any plans for my plants, because I don’t have any. :(

  14. Alyssa says:

    Such beautiful pictures!!! And you have snow!!! Send some east por favor?

  15. oomph says:

    love the wintry photos of the snow coated trees…very pretty. definitely something i never get to see around here.

    [oomph.]

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