But there is a bit of a bright spot to the day... my cactus plant is blooming again, for the second time this winter! It bloomed at Thanksgiving, and now, it is blooming again!
It has bloomed the last several years faithfully right around Thanksgiving... but this year it is blooming at Thanksgiving, and after Christmas!
I've never heard of a cactus to do this before... but I'm enjoying it nonetheless!
The bright beautiful red of the cactus was a welcome bit of color to an otherwise gray day...
What better job to do on a Monday than catch a few winks of sleep. These two are pros at it!
Another bright spot of color in our tiny home is this beautiful basil plant!
This basil plant is a Genovese basil... it is one of the most prolific basil plants that can be grown.
You may wonder how I have such a beautiful looking basil plant in the dead of winter. I'll let you in on a marvelous little secret... this is an aquaponics mini indoor garden made by AeroGarden. A friend of mine gifted me with the 3-pod growing system, plus 3 pods that included 3 different kinds of basil. The Genovese basil took over, and basically overtshadowed the other two basil plants. One died, and the other is still struggling off to the corner. I've really enjoyed having this AeroGarden in my kitchen, with all the fresh basil readily available.
Mr. Simba hasn't got a clue why I love my fresh basil so much. After all, he wishes it grew catnip instead...
Please, Momma, please... a treat? Oh those pleading eyes, they get me every time!
A little peek into our quiet Monday... how was your Monday?