Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunrises and Echeveria

I have a new camera and I have been practicing on sunrises (and sunsets) and houseplants in bloom (which are only a few). 

My husband and I live at a boarding school, in a boy's dormitory, which has been surprisingly great. We also happen to have one of the greatest views of all time. We look east to New Hampshire and we watch the sunrise over Monadnock (you can see a small bump on the left) each morning. Michael Gordon from Gardener's Eye recently wrote a fantastic post on this mountain in winter.   


...and the sunset to the south.

And here is my lovely Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg' coming into bloom now. 


  1. What a lovely plant. Thanks for sharing these photographs. They're lovely.

    1. Hi Susan,
      Thanks for you comment. This little Echeveria has survived three winters now, coming inside before frost and returning outside for the summer months. It grows a thick, leggy stem/trunk and each fall I cut off the top and let the plant re-root. I think this is the first year it has bloomed for me, but the thick, waxy, pinky-blue leaves alone make it worth growing!