My amaryllis opened
My amaryllis plant is in bloom
Results of hard pruning desert rose (adenium)
Santiago some years later...
My attempt at Bonsai did not kill the plant
These plants are all the rage now and look who got one! Look at this beauty! The flowers start opening in the night a little after 12 am and by morning they are fully open. It's so exciting! I will be posting better quality pictures soon but I just couldn't wait to share.
My attempt at bonsai.
Recently I thought my Mgambo tree was dying. All the leaves just started to turn brown and fall off. But after a while I saw some new leaves coming out and that made me super happy. I pulled off the other dying leaves to give the new ones a chance.
My discocactus is growing.
Sometimes it's nice to get away and take a hike through the forest. You get to witness nature at its best on these trails. If you're lucky you might even see some wildlife peeking out from behind a tree. And the great thing about it is that the trails usually lead to a nice beach,… Continue reading Take a Hike, Enjoy Nature
Got to class early, went to saddle Harmony and got a surprise It Is Alleged (yes that's his name) was out of his stall eating grass like nobody's business. We warmed up the horses by walking to let them stretch out then started to trot. At the trot something felt odd and my instructor noticed… Continue reading Riding Diary 29/01/2016
This is my newest extra-curricular activity. Swapping of sketchbooks once a month. Everyone does 10 drawings and the book is then passed to someone else. We can add to sketches that were previously done as well. I never really considered myself an artist but I decided to join the group along with my friends who… Continue reading Sketchbook Swap
Eight people came out to ride on Friday. It was the largest class we've had for a while. The horses we used were Hannah, Harmony, Hassan, Honesta, Hailey, Hidalgo, Harry and Havannah. We started off walking to warm up the horses. At the walk we did the exercise circle to take the rear of the… Continue reading Riding Diary 23/01/2015
I was involved in different sports since I was young so sore muscles have been the norm for as long as I can remember. Now I do horseback riding but only once a week. When we came back from Christmas break I expected lots of pain after the first ride. This is how my week went. Friday: Riding… Continue reading Riding Week After a Short Break
When riding class was on Christmas break it was really hard for me. It was a terribly long three weeks of no riding. I went to visit the horses sometime in between and carried treats. Most of the horses ate them happily but there were a few that sniffed it and refused. I had two horse… Continue reading Horse Tabanca
I haven't posted about my Mgambo in a while so I thought I would share a photo. She's growing quite nicely. Lots of leaves there now. She has her first leaves still. They haven't fallen off yet.
I took a jewellery making course last year and I now have a small handmade jewellery business named Macaw Designz. I sell handmade jewellery made from natural materials such as seeds as well as pieces made from man-made beads, chain and pendants. When making the jewellery from natural products they must first be cleaned, drilled… Continue reading Jewellery Making and Me
Quilling is the craft of arranging, curling and bending small strips of paper to create beautiful, detailed artwork. This is believed to have started over five hundred years ago. A feather quill was used to roll the strips of paper. Here is my first attempt at quilling. A quilled face 🙂
... the "macro" feature is no longer necessary to get shots of the entire plant. My plants have graduated from very small to not so small. They are growing.. slowly but surely. I also set a Soapberry seed but it hasn't germinated yet so we'll see how that goes.
So I decided to plant a lucky seed tree as well. Yellow oleander (Cascabela thevetia) is also known as lucky seed or lucky nut because the shape resembles a fortune cookie. It is also known as "be still plant" as all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. It comes in two varieties, yellow… Continue reading Lucky Seed (Cascabela thevetia)