Wednesday, November 07, 2007

New seasons

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
Henry David Thoreau

Giving in (reluctantly) to the reality that cold weather has arrived.



The car has needed de-icing on two mornings already and I'm very glad that I brought my Jade trees in from their summer holiday outdoors when I did.



They are also known as Money Plants and they are meant to attract wealth - or so the Feng Shui
experts suggest. One of the few bits of Feng Shui information I ever retain is the importance of shutting your toilet lid, or else your good luck goes down the pan. Fat chance of implementing that one in this house. It would be a miracle if I could get the boys to remember to raise and lower the seat appropriately.

13 comments:

Lindy said...

I LOVE the colors of your coat and scarf/gloves. Makes getting dressed for the weather so much nicer.

velcro said...

I must be tired. I read that as "the cat has needed de-icing" and felt rather sorry for it, and very impressed with your cat-wrangling skils.

Meg McElwee said...

Beautiful quote - just what I needed! Off to put a few logs on the requisite evening fire ...

Cathy said...

My Grandma always used to have one of those plants in the window and I used to get told off for sticking my nail into the fleshy leaf! Love the coat - looks nice and cosy!
Cathy XX

ljmax said...

Your Jade plants are beautiful...I never seem to have much luck with indoor plants. I think we don't have enough sunlight in my house.

Sarah said...

Beautiful quote. Really beautiful. And, take heart. It may be cold outside but you'll be wrapped in all sorts of loveliness to keep you warm.

Bean said...

ooh, I just *love* your coat & scarf/gloves, they look so cozy!

I've found jade plants one of the easiest to grow, aren't they great? We have four generations! :D

Junie Moon said...

Your winter wear looks so lovely to me and I love the Thoreau quote.

I have a jade plant about the size of yours and I never knew it was also called a money plant.

And I know exactly what you mean about the toilet lids.

monica said...

yah, or to pee IN loo not AROUND IT.

Money plants you say? I'm off to the garden centre right now!!

Nice coat by the way.

Poshyarns said...

Never mind getting them to shut the lid, how about actually getting them not to miss!!

I love you coat, by the way

beki said...

Hmm, I think I need some jade trees. I wonder what kind of bac luck our toilet is bringing us - we have the top of the tank off because the stopper is broken and we have to constantly adjust it. That has to be worse that just leaving the toilet seat up.

greenolive said...

toilet lid, money plants AND only photos of you and your beloved in the bedroom. Other photos can live in the family corner, but I can't remember which one that is now...

*BB* said...

pffffft we shut the lid and we're as poor as ever. What beautiful plants, maybe I'll try look for a couple here.