Monday, June 27, 2011

Rescue, hanging on and treasure

- My rescue plant on a Saturday morning on the back porch. My neighbor picked it up from a pile of debris awaiting the trash collectors at the university hospital in which she works. Someone had vacated an office and abandoned the plant. She brought it home and asked if I wanted it.

- One raindrop still hanging on after the Friday night thunderstorm that popped up.

- 60 Minutes and the rebroadcast of a story from last January showing an American treasure, Wynton Marsalis, in Cuba. Marsalis and his band mates found common ground with musicians in Havana. "They just have a lot of people who can play," Marsalis told Morley Safer.


Granny Annie said...

How did she know you could save it? Wow, your deck and the view looks just like you are at my sister's house.

I thought his name was "Quinton" Marsalis. Just goes to show.

Fireblossom said...

For years, I had a hanging plant exactly like that. Her name was Lucy. :-)

happygirl said...

I love the drop hanging at the tip of the leaf. I'm rooting for you and the plant. :)

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ I liked that you saved that plant! Hope you had a good weekend! It is warm...yes?

Lynn said...

Annie -

She is a wizard with exotic plants and offered up this more pedestrian plant to me since it needed a new home. I put it in that green pot (actually last year) and it just seems to love that spot.

Beyond all those trees is a very busy street, but I love this time of year for all that foliage.

Hey - you were close on that name. :)

FB -

So what happened to Lucy?

happygirl -

It rains almost every afternoon here - so Rescue Plant is getting used to those droplets. :)

lg -

I did have a good weekend - it went by like lightning! Yes - warm. So warm.

Ileana said...

Lucky plant...and how beautiful it is. Who would think of throwing such a thing away??

Cuba has the best beaches and musicians...and mojitos, no doubt! ;)

Mama Zen said...

How could someone just abandon a plant?

Fireblossom said...

Lucy got leggy and finally just gave it up.

Jannie Funster said...

I bet that plant will flourish with your loving care. So neat you caught the rain drop.

We have some of Wynton's music. He is so good! And I think he mas a brother in that band? I'd have to Google.

Had a penpal once in Cuba, sad we lost touch. He had been imprisoned 2 years for trying to escape. I hope he is doing okay. Somehow I like to think so!


Riot Kitty said...

I love Cuban music.
You also seem to have a green thumb, despite what you say :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Your plant looks happy there, n drinking up the rain too.
I'll have to look up Winston.

Lynn said...

Ily -

I know! And I loved that story about Cuba - so difficult to see so much of it in ruins, but yes, they can play music down there.

Mama Zen -

I don't know - somebody that doesn't love plants, I guess.

FB -

Poor Lucy!

Jannie -

Wow - a penpal in Cuba. That must have been interesting.

Good to see you!


Riot Kitty -

Maybe half a green thumb. :)

Snaggle -

He is a wonderful jazz musician. When he travels with his big band - he plays 4th trumpet. I was impressed by that. No ego.