Thursday, January 05, 2006

Blooming Christmas Cactus


After several false starts (buds that formed but then dropped off), my Christmas cactus that I started from cuttings 2 years ago finally bloomed! It may be only one little flower, but it sure is pretty... Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Seattle people are crazy... including me!

Last year I missed out on the opportunity to jump into frigid Lake Washington with some friends on New Year's Day, so this year I decided to do it. It was cold, but not the coldest water I've ever been in. Surprisingly, I didn't get chilled after getting out, but that didn't stop me from enjoying a nice hot shower when I got home.

As a souvenir of the experience, they handed out patches to everyone who went in at least up to their shoulders: