This weekend, I stopped at my favorite local flower shop, Birdie, and picked out a "split leaf philodendron". I did some research and learned that the plant isn't actually a philodendron but a close relative to the genus, so the common name is a bit misleading. My plant's scientific name is monstera deliciosa, which is, without a doubt, the coolest plant name I've ever heard.
Here's my new plant:
Pretty cool, right? Here's a close-up:
What do you think? Do you have any cuttings decorating your place?
During our weekend walks, Cookie and I couldn't help but mourn the end of tulip season. Their colorful lollipop tops are gone, save for a few beat-up looking stragglers that are fighting a losing battle against the brutal Oklahoma winds...
Kate. Truthfully, it's Kathryne, but I decided "Cookie and Kate" has a nice ring to it, like cookies and cream. Plus, I prefer the anonymity that comes along with using one of my many nick-names rather than my own first name. So hello, my name is Kate.
I'm writing this post from a couch in my light-filled second floor apartment, which overlooks green trees covered in fledgling leaves and the rooftops of historic homes in Norman, Oklahoma. I live here with a silly litte gray-and-black spotted dog named Cookie. Cookie is an ornery little girl who wouldn't get away with everything if it weren't for her floppy, mismatched ears, big brown eyes and funny raccoon-striped tail, which is going thump-thump-thump against the cushions. Hello, Cookie.
I'm attempting to make some ch-ch-changes in my life, and I'm trying to set my priorities straight: to spend time doing what I love, and to let go of the rest. Easier said than done, but hell, I'm trying.
My hope is for this blog to help me reconnect with two of my long-lost loves, writing and photography. My second goal is to discover the underlying themes in my latest interests and to share what I've learned with you*, because I don't want to hoard all the good stuff for myself. I do hope you'll join me as I explore photography, design, nutrition, plant appreciation, bicycles and whatever else tickles my fancy. Enjoy!