My friend, Maureen, has saved me from the knock on the door by the SPCAP police 😀
What, or who, is the SPCAP you might ask? Well, of course, it is the “S”ociety for “P”revention of “C”ruelty “A”gainst “P”lants that is who 🙂
Joe and I were out running a few errands yesterday when our neighbor, Hugh, called to let us know that someone was around our house banging on our doors – both of them. Upon further inspection, by Hugh, he found a florist delivery attempting to be made at our house.
When we arrived home this beauty was on our porch next to the door.
No, I have not cleaned this counter off yet. That is my 15 minute task for today and it will get done.
The leaves are long, graceful, shiny, and beautiful to behold.
There are several spectacular blooms on this plant that bear notice.
I want to rub the bloom between my fingers to feel the luxurious texture and softness. I don’t think I will because I may harm it. Just look at that center stamen thing. This bloom is a feast for the eyes 🙂
There is another bloom that has recently opened and has thrown back the cloak of protection. So beautiful.
I simply love Maureen’s wit. I’m thinking this plant’s arrival to my home is because of the sad shape of the one I have that is in the death throes, barely clinging to life.
I can hear the conversation Maureen had with the florist.
Maureen: I am in need of a hardy plant. One that can take some neglect.
Florist: We have several here. What are you looking for in particular.
Maureen: Well, something that my friend would be hard pressed to just leave dry out and die. Something beautiful.
Florist: I have just the plant. Do you know how big you want?
Maureen: Make it a big one so she won’t miss it and forget to water it.
Florist: Alright, we can do that.
Maureen: Oh, and do you have some kind of device that will tell my friend when the plant is in desperate need of water? Maybe something with a loud beeping noise when the plant is in danger of dying?
Florist: Nothing that beeps but does have a visual monitor so your friend can see when the plant is in need of water.
Maureen: You sure you can’t rig up something that croaks out “Help me here, I need water”?
Florist: No, ma’am. Nothing that talks or beeps.
Maureen: Oh, okay. Please make sure you place the monitor in a prominent position so she will be able to see it. She is a bit forgetful.
Florist: We can do that for you 🙂
Okay, really, I did not hear this conversation and I just made this all up. Maureen, I appreciate you so very much. And yes, I did see the monitor and I thank you for that 😀
I love this gift from you, my friend 🙂 The plant is beautiful and I love looking at it 🙂 I wonder if I should give a set of keys to Hugh when we leave once again for the spring, summer, and early fall next year. I wonder if he would be willing to come in and water my plants….if the other one survives the neglect that is.
Friends….my life is made richer by them.