Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Day 80: POTD-Little Jade Plant

I couldn't decide which of these baby jade plants I liked best, so I posted them all. Each has something different about them that appealed to me. I took these photos with my macro lens. You might remember the photo of a very large jade plant I posted some time back (Feb 1), and this is not the same plant. If you look very carefully at the right corner of the 3rd photo, you'll see the hint of something pink. That's a milk jug cap! So this is an itty, bitty little Jade plant.



My sister gave me this plant when it wasn't much more than one little branch with a few leaves.
A package arrived from my sister in the mail one day with this plant. And a note that said "somehow" this little plant "fell" into my sister's pocket at a botanical garden, so she mailed it to me.


I couldn't excactly turn the poor little plant out into the cold, so this little waif has
been sitting in my kitchen window, just doing its own little job of pulling carbon dioxide
from the air.
Someday, I might take this plant on a field trip to visit the humongous plant in my office,
but I'd hate to give it a complex if it has any "size" issues. (I don't actually know if it's a girl or boy.)

So that's my green for the day!

25 comments:

Sharon said...

I love jade plants.

amazing grace said...

oh, i love the story behind it==so sweet and i love plants that have a history to them!

Amy said...

I have a weakness for mini things. Wish I could see this in real life! I love the sun sparkles on that third shot!

Alicia Barry said...

I love that little flares.

Mom2Drew said...

Love the journaling here, so cute. What a darling little plant too.

Jason said...

Great shots and story to go with it!

Val said...

Pretty. I love the little sparkle. Very fun

Michelle said...

what a sweet little plant. when you talk to him/her for the daily dose of c2o tell him/her i said he's huge! haha!

HLIP said...

Neat shots of the jade plant.

Amy said...

I love the second shot, such a pretty jade plant!

Danielle said...

great shots. I really want a macro lense.

Becky said...

Holy cow, that is teeny! And look at those great sun flares you got. Those must have been super teeny tiny. Maybe if you take this one to your office, it will see the big jade and say, "Are you my mother?"

~*Steffie*~ said...

Cute story! I like the little sunburst effects you got on #2 and #3

Margaret said...

What a great story to go along with that plant. It's a beautiful plant, too.

Debbi said...

LOVE how the sun is reflecting off those middle pictures - it's like there's a sparkle. You are such a clever, funny journaler. I just love reading your journaling! I'm off for the next 5 days. Are you around? If so, I'll give you a call to get together!! Can't wait!

Bobbi said...

Cool plants, I love how your sister gave them to you!

Mandy said...

I love Jade plants. My mom has an actual tree that they have had for about 25 years or so. I can't get over how huge it is. I love your little flares! Those are so cute.

pat said...

OOH! Third shot with the sun sparkle! I love jade plants; I had one that had to be carried in a laundry basket, it was so big. Love the story behind this.

pakosta said...

love that 3rd one and your story too!
tara

Becky said...

wow what an interesting plant! love the texture of it.

Shawna said...

Very cool! I LOVE the 3rd one, the little sunflare in the raindrop is so neat!

Alexis said...

These are too fun! I love the "sparkle" on the third one!

Gypsy Girl said...

fun journaling. I like the little sun on it.

Ginnie said...

So cool! I love the first shots and the bling... after all, what's a plant without a little bling ;)

Tori said...

oh... I love jade plants! I'm afraid ours might have gone by the wayside.... I left it outside while on vacation and the temps dropped lower than I thought they would. Hopefully, it'll be ok! :)