My camera is missing (or should I say that I am missing my camera). I shippped it out FedEx Overnight last Monday to the Canon Service Factory in Elk Grove Village, IL in the hopes that because I shipped it fast that they would repair it fast and then send it right back to me so I wouldn't miss a week of taking pictures of my garden for my garden progress diary/blog.
Yeah, that so didn't happen. I have called twice. It is now a week since I shipped my camera and they haven't even logged my camera into their database, meaning that it is still sitting in their receiving room, unopened, untouched, unloved.
To allleviate my pain, I squeezed in some impulsive plant shopping during my lunch break. Even though I already surpassed my 'plant budget', oh - let's see.... by February, I continue to buy. (Hey, the garden is looking sparse of blooms so I consider this an emergency!) Most of my purchases are pink because there is so much yellow blooming right now, I am a bit yellowed-out. Here's my list:
- Phlox 'Nora Leigh' (pink flowers with variegated leaves)
- Phlox 'Laura' (for my step-daughter Laura)
- Phlox 'Bright Eyes'
- Echincacea Big Sky Sundown
- Pentas 'Graffiiti Pink' (an annual - have never heard of it but it was pink and pretty with beautiful foliage so in the basket it went)
Because I can't show what's blooming this week, I will resort to a few Before / After shots.