A New Day – 48 – Very Inspiring Blogger Award & New Growth

A New Day – 48 – Very Inspiring Blogger Award & New Growth


Thank You Midwestern Plant Girl!

My African Violet's First Blossom since I got it last year and repotted it. It has grown tremendously, just not flowered until now. :-)

My African Violet’s First Blossom since I got it last year and repotted it. It has grown tremendously, just not flowered until now. 🙂

A blogger friend of mine that I follow, The Midwestern Plant Girl, was so kind to nominate me for this award. Don’t I feel special! This is my first nomination for a blog award.   Here are the Rules:  

  • Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.


  • Display the award on your post.


  • List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.


  • State 7 things about yourself.


  • Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.


  • Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them. Provide a link to your post.


  • Proudly display the award logo (or buttons) on your blog, whether on your side bar, ABOUT page, or a special page for awards. You can search the internet for kewl banners or steal the one I made!

Blogging and having the opportunity to read what others have to share is just that, an opportunity and should not be overlooked.

7 Things about eLPy at Little Face Publications:

  • I am currently working on a novel and a second collection of poetry. This will be my first novel and is still very much a work in progress. I take my hat off to all other dedicated writers out there as this is no easy craft.


  • I’ve recently become obsessed with Orchids (and you can find some of my pictures of them throughout my posts and gallery). If I had the patience I think it would be awesome to propagate my own crosses from seed (which btw takes several years or more until any such seedlings are blooming size, thus the need for patience). Currently I have 9 and am in the process of getting my first Zygopetalum & Oncidiums. Of course I’ll post pictures when they bloom!


  • I assist in house remodeling projects from time to time and have taken a great liking to landscaping; with respect to landscaping I’ve assisted with a stone patio & a fish pond to name a few. In the last several years I’ve installed my own bathtub/shower, by myself; re-plumbed a basement (galvanized pipe to newer pex); learned how to use a wet-saw and cut porcelain tile; removed a fallen tree from a roof (that was fun and scary all at once); added texture to walls in a decorative fashion (was much cooler than it sounds); and a host of other things but figured I’d share a handful of random and rewarding projects I took part in. Did I mention driving a Bobcat? If only I had my own…


  • Birds are one of my favorite creatures and I get way too big of a kick out of seeing a bird for the first time in person! I have an 18 yr old African Grey & a 13 yr old Umbrella Cockatoo who inspire and irritate all the time! 😉


  • I studied Anthropology-Zoology in college.


  • I once drove from Wisconsin to Utah with my dog, two parrots & a Ball Python, non-stop (except for bathroom breaks) until Colorado, at which point I had no choice but to nap. It was about 33-36 hours. While driving through Nebraska I think it was, I saw a massive comet/meteor (I’m not an astrologist, star or spaceologist! LOL). I’ve always looked back on that and said I know what it feels like to believe you just witnessed something catastrophic falling from the sky. It was bright green and fell straight down for several seconds at least and was bigger than any “falling star” I’ve ever seen to date. You can imagine it was that much more amazing being out in the middle of the plains with no other light in sight. I was pretty tired it being the middle of the night and all, yeah that woke me up.


  • I once interned as a zookeeper. Under my care part of the time were Gorillas, Orangutans, a pygmy Hippopotamus, Spider Monkeys, Colobus Monkeys, Golden Tamarins, & an Anteater to name a few. I had the opportunity then to feed orange juice through the bars with a cup to the Silverback (my favorite by far) and prune juice to the Orangs (fun until they tried to keep the cup, then you had to let go). Spider monkeys will grab you with their tails and monkeys can be pretty scary, especially if they were hand-raised.

I will be nominating: Bella Remy Photography sarah takes pictures Portraits of Wildflowers Samantha Pugsley the Hours Ohm Sweet Ohm Cultivating Habits Writer, Cogitator, Recovering Ranch Girl the eff stop ingaphotography   It only makes sense that I my photos for this day are those of some of my houseplant new growths seeing as having my blog nominated is a form of new growth in and of itself. One is the first new blossom of my African Violet; the other, the second bud of my ‘Pink Fred’ Paphiopedilum Orchid (not all “Lady Slipper” Orchids produce more than one bloom on an individual spike); and the third image is the new growth, or new fan (spread of leaves) of my other Paph. (Lady Slipper) that I managed to save and get it back to growing!

Paphiopedilum 'Pink Fred" unopened small buds next to opened bloom

Paphiopedilum ‘Pink Fred” unopened small buds next to opened bloom

This long skinny new growth in front should develop into a "fan" of mottled leaves like those behind it, well right up next to it. This paph when in bloom has a beautiful green & white "Lady slipper" flower.

This long skinny new growth in front should develop into a “fan” of mottled leaves like those behind it, well right up next to it. This paph when in bloom has a beautiful green & white “Lady slipper” flower.

Thank you again Midwestern Plant Girl & to any and all of my visitors here at Little Face Publications. Every day I am inspired to write more, take better shots, & find new and interesting material to share with my fellow bloggers and visitors. Engaging in the Blogosphere has absolutely been rewarding, I’ve already, this year alone, surpassed the number of visitors I had last year all together. THANK YOU!! Stay tuned for new photos, new topics, new stories, new resources, new whatever!   Cheers to you all. eLPy


  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    You are an inspiring, hence the award! Thanks for the motivation to write more

    1. Midwestern Plant Girl

      Did my comment just break off there? Odd!
      I hope to learn more about Orchids from you.

      1. eLPy13 (Post author)

        If it did that is odd, I do see you commented twice here, not that you can’t! 😉

        Well thank you, I appreciate that you would want to considering my amateur status in this hobby. I’ve just ordered some more and they’re different species with some really interesting flowers. I can’t wait to see them bloom. Do you know about springtails? I just saw some today…shoot…not sure if they’re just an orchid pest but I will be researching this later. Seems they show up when vegetation rots, like plant medium.

    2. eLPy13 (Post author)

      Aw, well thank you very much. And you’re welcome. It’s nice to meet other people with similar interests and ways that we can each give back to the other. I hope your motivation is running high! I’ll be kicking mine into high gear this month.

      Cheers to you!


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