Monday, May 15, 2006

Blooms!

I came home tonight to find the first bloom on our orchid has burst!

I also bought some sweet william* seeds for the garden (my favourite flowers - they should be making sweet william perfume instead of play dough perfume), along with hollyhocks and some poppies. I think I'll start them in the front window tomorrow night.

I also donated blood today, which, if you haven't done is totally easy. The need for blood always spikes around long weekends so now's as good a time as any. I hate needles and if you just tell the nurses that they're happy to warn you in advance so you don't see it (that's if you're as big a wimp as I am).

Plus, you get free crystal drink juice at the end and cookies. What more could you ask for? I skipped the cookies and headed to the grocery store instead because I prefer gummi sharks to cookies. Somehow in my head having donated blood gives me free reign in the candy aisle. I'm happy with my delusions.

*not only is sweet william fragrant, it's pretty too!

8 comments:

Elaine said...

YAY! It's GORGEOUS!!! Yay Heather's green thumb!

and thumbs up to the sweet william...one of my fav's too!

roro said...

Man, you're brave to donate blood. I did it exactly once, but passed out several times and then cleared them out of cookies. They were very kind - and asked me not to return ever again.

Beautiful flowers!

sunshine scribe said...

I love your orchid photo and I thank you for reminding us about how important it is to give blood. I just picked up the phone to make an appointment to do the same.

Ginny said...

Maybe I need to plant some of those, they look gorgeous.

Whinger said...

Sweet William is one of the best smells there is.

Yay for blood donation!

Heather said...

Elaine: Yay the sister who gave it to me! I just got lucky. I maintain the fact it bloomed again had little or nothing to do with me.

Roro: I keep going back because they have those peanut butter pirate cookies.

Sunshine scribe: Thanks for making the appointment!

Ginny: They really are my favourite flowers... they aren't the prettiest but the smell is heavenly.

Whinger: You're totally right. I just wish they were't biennials that I have to wait a year to see bloom!

EmmaSometimes said...

wow, your orchid is stunning!

Sweet William is just that, very sweet and pretty to boot.

Heather said...

Emma sometimes: I can't take any credit for its beauty but I completely agree. Thanks for stopping by.