Lessons from a Bathtub Drain

I took a shower today, and with immense satisfaction noted that immediately after I turned the water off, the tub was glisteningly empty. Normally, that’s not something that most people take great pride in. But I have reason to be proud. I have long hair. (These next couple of paragraphs may not be for the …

So Low that Down is Up

In an odd sort of way, this day I look forward to annually…December 21st.  I’ve blogged about it before…here in 2008, here in 2009, here in 2010, and here in 2011. It’s the day that is the symbol for me of relief…when something has reached it’s extreme and after that it can only get better Because …

Bloomin’Espy!

Espy got her first flower and is well on her way to the second! I walked into the office on Monday morning, and there Melanie, Nadia and Roshonna were by the desk talking.  When I walked in the room, they quickly pointed to Espy… And.  My. Jaw. Dropped. First…her bloom came quicker than I had …

Espy…growing, growing, and yup, growing some more

Espy is knocking our socks off.  I realize she isn’t the first amaryllis to grow in the manner she has, but she’s ours, and she’s the one we watch…and she’s amazing. She grew from 41.6 last week to a stunning 59.5 cm in 7 days. Thats about 18 cm in a week. More than 2.5 …

Espy’s got style!

Espy has continued to be a cool conversation piece around the office…these amaryllis plants are enough to shock anybody with their amazing growth… Espy was 22.3 cm 2 weeks ago… a week ago she was 31.0 cm and on Friday she was up to 41.6 cm… Ah-MAZE-ing I have to admit though, the growth of …

Espy’s hope grows!

Espy’s, our resident symbol of hope, continues to be in our face with her cheerful optimism…she has once again almost doubled in size…she’s over 22 cm now…growing more than a centimetre and a half per day.  When folks see her after being out of the office for a couple of days, there is a visible …

Espy…an oasis

Our resident friend, Esperance…Espy for short…and hope in meaning and inspiration continues to grow! She has doubled in height in the last week…it’s fun to walk into the office after the weekend away and be surprised by the visible change in her growth.  She’s now 12.6 cm…in three weeks. Our staff had a party last …

L’il Espy

A big snowfall may be coming on outside…the driving is gonna be rough, our world will be white until spring, it’s gonna be tricky to get around for months…but Espy reminds us that there is hope.  There is life. There is goodness. There is beauty… …even in the midst of a cold dark season…but we …

Growing, Grown, Gone

Saying “Goodbye” is as much a part of life as saying, “Hello”. The amaryllis blooms are done. They were beautiful while they were around…but life for all living things is fragile and fleeting. They were the star of the show at my dining table for days, but now they are gone. I’ve moved them from …