The wait is over. After soaking in weak tea for seven days, my one remaining Phalaenopsis orchid is looking a little less ropy. In fact I was exceedingly pleased this morning that the one particularly daggy leaf came away in my hands. I had feared that I might have to cut if off, risking disease and death. Now I’m thinking that maybe the tea treatment gave the plant the strength to withdraw what it could from the leaf and seal it off with a nice corky abscission scar.
The sky was the bluest it has been in a long time. There was a bit of a breeze keeping things cool. We had a cappuccino at the bar, my second since mid-March, me keeping a respectful distance from The Main Squeeze, and then we ran for a bus.
So exciting, my first excursion off the Green Mountain since it all began.
Recently I came across a website called The Eclectic Light Company, which is one of those places that you cannot believe you hadn't visited before. I can't remember who first linked to it, but it is catnip to me; geeky Mac stuff plus a wide appreciation of art and painting, it quickly won a place in my reader and I look forward to it daily.
Modern digital cameras are so capable that just about anything you want to do, you can do. You just have to figure out how. When my friend David showed me how to change the output of the flash on my venerable Canon G7 I was astonished.