Saturday, 15 January 2011

Saturday Photo: Days are Longer and the Poinsettia Has Started to Grow

A friend sent an enormous pointsettia in late November when we were celebrating the launch of Making Waves: The Continuing Portuguese Adventure.

It survived the smoke and dust, and looked absolutely lovely when we moved into our temporary digs the next week.

But in the next couple of weeks it lost leaves, and was reduced by the new year to a shadow of its former splendor: too much of a shock to its system, I guess.

This week, though I was pleased to note that new leaves are forming on the now somewhat-bare branches. The days are growing longer, and it's time to beginning growing again, to move on to the next step.

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