Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rest

 

We interrupt this already-busy season for a little-known-fact break:  The poinsettia is a native flower of Mexico, brought to the U.S. about 100 years ago by Dr. Joel Poinsett, the first United States ambassador to Mexico.  While they are popular all over the U.S., most of today's poinsettias are grown in California.

So, at this crazy time of year, when we all get a little stressed out from time to time, it's important that we all, like this little family of four (see the cat in the lady's lap?) take time out from all the excitement to stop and smell the poinsettias, as it were...


9 comments:

  1. i didn't know that about the poinsettia! is that the crazy cat lady ;)

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    1. Ha- yes! I told my husband that will be us in twenty years!

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  2. Lovely vignette, though I also didn't know about the poinsettia (see the things blogs teach us?:)

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    1. I tell ya - this blogging is going to just make us smarter! :)

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  3. I recognise the dog from one of your other postings!!!!! I am excited - feel like I have been paying attention. (Please don't say you have never photographed it :). Interesting bit of info and cute photo, Adele!

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    1. LOL, you made me laugh. I've seen it, too, so if it wasn't Adele you and I are both crazy.

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    2. Now you've both made me laugh! Oh, it would have been so much more fun to get to tell you you're crazy! Fortunately, you have definitely seen him before, and you are both not crazy, but alert! :) He was my "At Water's Edge" entry. He's in Renaissance Plaza, and made a teeny appearance in the Hotel Sierra Madre post (really teeny - it was from across the street!)quite awhile back...

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  4. I didn't know that about poinsettias. Neat photo too!

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    1. Thanks, Linda - I didn't know either, until I ran across it online. Gotta love the internet! :)

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