Sunday, June 03, 2007

*100th post!*

Ahhhh, finally got there!! Was touch and go there for a minute, when it looked as though I'd disappeared from the blogosphere altogether, but at last I've made it to my one hundredth post. In honour of this momentous occasion, and in a shameless bid to attract more comments than were garnered by the previous post, I will offer a little goody bag to someone, a name to be drawn at random from the doubtless multitude of posters!! The draw will take place on Friday evening this week.

So, a quiet day in the blossom trail household. I spent most of it in bed, having been struck down with a revolting lurgy late last night of the "quick, I need a toilet!" variety - too much information, I'm sure. Anyway, I felt weak and wan this morning and afternoon, but am now feeling loads better, so I can only assume that whatever it was has exited my system, thank goodness.

When the children broke up for half-term, all of A's class came out clutching little plant pots filled with compost and, I was reliably informed, a bean had been carefully planted therein. I was doubtful as to whether any life would spring forth, however, on the third day, after careful watering, a little shoot appeared. By the following day, a leaf had appeared at the top of the shoot, as can be seen here:

Anja's-beanstalk


A is naturally convinced that this is going to grow ever-skywards, and that she will, eventually, be able to join the giant beyond the clouds. I will take another photo tomorrow, as it is now spiralling out of control and is going to have to be repotted in a much bigger pot, and staked, if it is to have any chance of survival. I also have custody of two Bizzy Lizzies (Busy Lizzies??!!) which have to be nurtured and returned to school for judging at the end of term. I'm not sure what methods some people employ in tending their school plants, but ours usually look pretty sorry sights compared to some of the magnificent blooms that turn up on judging (judgment!) day. Perhaps we'll sing to them this year...

11 comments:

Jaffers said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!!!
And may A's srput grow ever taller! :D

Maria said...

You never know A may reach the giant above the clouds.

Hhmmm, planting competitions. The girlies planted daffodil bulbs at Brownies.

They grew a couple of nice miniture ones as did the other girls. The winner was a huge giant of a thing. A ringer me thinks ..... Hee hee!!!

Have fun xxx

suebaru said...

Bless her! We are currently plotting the growth of Holly's Nasturtium she came out with when they broke up :) Shame on me , it's till in the plastic cup it came home in though!!

Trish said...

Yaaaaaayyyyyy Jo, 100 posts, I have a way to go yet to get that far lol. Love the been shoot, my 2 want to grow cherry trees after me buying (and scoffing) a huge bag of cherries today xxx

Kirsty said...

firstly - its about flaming time you updated. i ocme here almost every day. then I slid that to every week. Now Im met a yellow background, a perfectly metered photo (with a hint of a slight edit ;)) and joanna is back in tip top form.
Hooray1

Charlotte said...

So happy happy skippety skip you are blogging again, loving all the photies already, good luck and wishing all your fingers are green :D xxx

tlawwife said...

Congrats on the 100th post.

Good luck on the plant. The things schools do to parents. At least it is on both sides of the ocean.

Debbie Nicholas said...

yay 100 posts! :)
we have just binned jakes sunflower - it was taking on a trifid quality so much it was freaking him out! LOL

Roz Roz said...

Congrats on your 100th post, and I'm so glad your back to blogging again, was missing you and the crew.

Sweetgirl said...

Love the pics you make. What kind of a cam do you use for it?

Elizabeth said...

Hi - Many congratulations on your 100th post. I've just found your blog via a comment you left at Plump Pudding. Your photos are lovely and I look forward to visiting regularly.