I'm spending more time at work these days, but luckily for me I have my orchids to keep me company. My father tells me only eccentric people keep orchids, but I think he is basing that theory on an extensive history of watching BBC mysteries.
This one is a lady slipper and hasn't re-bloomed in two years. I'm very excited and nervous about this bud. I'm hoping that one day I'll get to work and she will be opening.
This pretty girl was a Christmas present from my parents. She's very large and striking and has two branches full of blooms. I think she will be with me throughout the legislative session.
And, finally, it snowed last night. We got just a dusting, but my miniature evergreens really show it off well.
In case anyone is wondering. The recruit to the cat army hasn't been here in a couple of days - until just now when he showed up, well-fed and fluffy. My guess is that the neighbor is taking him in. I'm going to have a talk with her about neutering him (which needs to be done right away), but for now he is doing okay.