It’s Cinco De Mayo, and Kim made tacos. She had a good day today – she received a job offer and she found an orange female kitten up for adoption at the local vet. She quickly accepted the job offer, and I’m going to take full credit for the accomplishment based on the website I built for her a few months ago: kimberlymoeller.com
Speaking of orange babies, over the weekend – when I finally got around to cleaning Corina’s fish tank – I discovered that the fish I just knew was pregenant when I bought it, must have been, because I found its small orange offspring.
I attended my first flower show this weekend. It wasn’t my first gardening event, but it was the first one that had a contest where flowers were judged.
The Space City Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society had its first show in Pasadena this past weekend, so Kim and Corina and I braved the torrential storm to travel 45+ miles across the metropolis to see purty flowers and have a chance at grabbing some exotic specimens ourselves.
We didn’t stay that long. We got there three minutes late, and at that time – all the really exotic offerings from the local growers had been snagged – some people had whole shopping carts full. I was only allowed what I could carry, so I picked up an Indian Princess and a Seminole and then I got in the very, very long line to wait to purchase them ($8 a pop).
I’d have a photo of the two shaped bushes/trees I bought, but it’s dark now and I don’t feel like taking photos now, so just settle for this one, which links to a photo gallery of shots taken by my wife, while I was in line waiting to fork over more money for my obsession.