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36!

a shaky photo i took some time ago on a runway. so far, turning 36 feels pretty good! :D

kalanchoe delagoensis

this one came to us unexpectedly, on a pot that had another plant on it. when this weird little sprout started growing in a funny shape, we put it in its own vase and low and behold, it was its own thing!

the circles at the end of each leave are baby plants that fall out of the mother when they’re ready, taking root and earning it the nickname “mother of thousands”…

if it stays true to its name, i guess we’ll soon have a baby boom around here! :D

walking on history, XIV: expo 98

has it really been 20 years? :|

i was a wide-eyed 16 year old, in awe of all the cool things happening around me, just then realizing how much there was to see and discover in the world. good times.

pink echeveria

i don’t particularly like cactus, but succulents are a different story. there’s something very pleasing about their almost fractal beauty, and the thick and robust leaves. plus, i accidentally found out that we can actually grow them outdoors here (more or less easily) so i’ve started a little collection of sorts.

i’m learning about it as i go along, making mistakes and seeing what works. i don’t know if this interests anyone, but i thought i’d write about it now and then, in order to keep a record of our experiments.

first up, this echeveria “perle von n├╝rnberg” (i think?) that i traded my parents for some cuttings of our passionfruit.

isn’t it pretty? it was almost dead when it came to me, but has since decided to grow enthusiastically in the center, and i think it might about to start flowering even!

i look forward to putting it in the garden once it gets a bit stronger, and maybe even try to propagate it at some point.

the other ana campos

that time we went to granada and i found out someone with my name has been busy writing children books…

i really wish i had saved this card to send them! what have your namesakes been up to?