Last night when I went to bed, it was 66 degrees in the house. This morning it was still 66 degrees. Not special unless you know that I turned the heat off permanently yesterday and this is Seattle where it could be in the 50's and raining until June. I guess what I'm trying to say is I think it's Spring in Seattle.
Which calls for one thing only:
A spring mantle.
Turns out it's really hard to take pictures of a mirror.
I decided to have it say "please grow" because for the first time in my life, I own a real orchid (50 bonus points or 10 free guys if you can find the real orchid on the mantle). I've never seen anyone keep an orchid alive for longer than a few months. I take that back, I've seen ones "alive," but mostly they are just a stick and a single large leaf in a pot. So basically, they're not alive. Tomorrow I'll share how I made it stop raining in Seattle this past week. I'll give you a hint... two years ago Ray single handedly started the Seattle dry-season when he bought a rain barrel off Craigslist.