Two New Plants & Meeting With Cousins

I now have one  Mother in Law’s Cushion (Echinocactus grusonii) of my own 🙂 I was at the flower shop yesterday to buy flowers for to give to my cousin as I visited her yesterday. I saw these Mother in Law’s Cushion plants in the window. 8 € ! Last week or was it the week before I bought 3 green plants for 5,90.  I didn’t take me many seconds to decide to buy it 🙂 After all eight euro is not that much. Mother in Law’s Cushion (Echinocactus grusonii)Mother in Law’s Cushion (Echinocactus grusonii)

Today at Citymarket they had plenty Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis).  I saw most people had one or two plants in their shopping trolley. I looked at the price. Only 1.50. I took one. The Rosemary is not a herb I’m used to. If I’m not going to use it for seasoning it still looks so nice on my kitchen counter.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Yesterday I was visiting my cousin living in Borgå. We actually don’t meet very often. Last time was 7 years ago. She arranged a cousin reunion for four of us. We are about the same age. I’m the youngest, 70 and the others 71,73 and 74. The other two I have not seen for a long. long time. It was such a nice day. We also looked through old photos. There was one with us all four taken in early 1950’s. I had no idea I was in the picture as I can’t even recall the event. But they all were 100% sure about it.  Looking closer I had to agree they are right. It’s me to the right 🙂 The cousins in early 1950's IMG_0843C

6 thoughts on “Two New Plants & Meeting With Cousins

  1. saxsilverain

    such a lovely photo! who was the lady sitting in the middle?
    and what a cute & tiny Mother-In-Law’s Cushion! certainly worth the 8€ you spent on it! 😉

    1. aheikkinen Post author

      The text says Grandma turned 75. All four of us looked at each other realizing how different we all look today, wearing jeans, a little mascara and lipstick, hiding the grays. But times were so different back then. She gave birth to 12 children. Imagine how hard it must have been. I love my teeny tiny cactus plant.

  2. Laura

    That is a sweet photo. I don’t have any rosemary but I think people put it on small red potatoes and bake them in a covered dish.

    1. aheikkinen Post author

      Thank you. I googled for rosemary recipes and found one on a blog “The Cafe” or The Cafe Sucre Farine. Hasselback potatoes with lemon and rosemary. They look absolutely stunning, gorgeous, delicious. So the plan is to make them soon. Thumbs up mine will turn out as fantastic 😉


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