Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Little Love

Monstera Deliciosa
Yikes, close one!! I tend to write these posts on a nifty little HP netbook when I’m out and about. I really like the small size and portability of the little machine, but it has its drawbacks, such as lack of file storage. To keep this little comp running at its best I store my pix on one of our home desk tops and keep the photos on a handy dandy flash drive to use when posting. Well wouldn’t ya know it the desk top crashed over the weekend taking all stored files with it.

Colocasia esculenta"Illustris"
Fortunately most of my images still live on that little plastic stick and none of the lost files were of any real consequence. Unfortunately my photo editing software is toast so for the moment my new pix have all their inherent flaws for you to see.

Cyrtosperma johnstonii
Let that be a lesson to you folks…back ‘em up…it can happen to you.

Alocasia spp
Thanks to the Blot. I happened upon a garden blogger that is into Aroids…a fave plant group of mine. Swing by and say Howdy to Zack and Christine at The Variegated Thumb. These guys are doin’ it the hard way, getting the tropical plant bug while livin’ in temperate climate. They have put together a killer little greenhouse to support their addiction. Well done, guys.

Monstera obliqua
So let me throw a little Aroid love out to them with some of today’s images.


Noelle Johnson said...

Hi Scott,

Your photos still look great without any editing and I love your new title photo - it's gorgeous!

Well, I am off to backup my files. Thanks for the reminder :)

Kathy said...

Hmmm, I've been looking into backing up ... I will have to take that a little more seriously. Anyway, I think I actually grew one of these as a house plant and it became rather large and unmanageable but still very beautiful - like your untouched photos.

Teresa said...

Can't even tell they aren't edited. hard to mess up with great subjects!

Wendy said...

great foliage! These plants look awesome next to the bamboo.

Meems said...

Hey Scott,
Sorry to hear about your desktop. I store my pics on an external harddrive after losing them to a desktop crash in 2008. Really enjoyed all your alocasia and monstera today! Does your Illustris hang around all year? Mine fades away by the end of summer and comes back in the spring.

Nell Jean said...

I'm crazy about aroids, but limited as to what thrives in this climate. I've seen huge monstera growing under the wide overhang of a house in the north part of this county, with a eastern exposure, but I'm not that brave. Like Meems, colocasias die back here if not dug and dragged inside at the first hint of cool weather. I dig the best because it takes so long for them to come out in the spring.

It's a pleasure to see yours, with or without editing. Crashes are what happen to others, right?

janie said...

So sorry about your desk top. I had that happen, twice, so I back up everything, put pics on flashdrives and have the whole thing (my 2 desktops) backed up by Carbonite. It is worth it to me.

We have a monstera growing in the ground in the back yard, and nothing seems to phase it. The Upright EEs get nipped back if we have a freeze, but they come back reliably.

Love those pictures.

Noelle Johnson said...

Hello Scott,

I have awarded you the Scrap Blog award on my blog. I would love to have you participate, it would be great to learn more about you. If you don't want to, I understand.