Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thinking of Spring...and Ultrarunning

On cold, nasty winter days, this is one of the things that keeps me going:

Image credit Gary

A loved one got the us this orchid a couple of years ago and the bride's green thumb has helped it thrive ever since. The plant seems to like somewhat bright but filtered light conditions, so we've found our best winter location is on a mantle in front of a large east-facing window that is largely shaded by a tree outside.

In the summer the orchid resides on a table on our screen porch.

It gets multiple flowers on a stalk, size of each is perhaps 3" across.

Think spring...but remember my theory that some of the best runs you'll ever have are those undertaken when the weather, by any objective standard, sucks.  So when you head out into the teeth of the gale, or slog through snow that's deeper than your shoes, you are bound to be creating memories that you are likely to recall as good ones.

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