Here it is, a Primula obconica:
Some of the flowers are clustered a bit too closely together.Here it is with a vase handpainted by my mom. She's quite talented, especially when you consider that she's never taken an art class. Too bad she doesn't have time to do ceramics anymore.
In keeping with the plant theme, here's a photo of a cactus.
The cactus is made of glass, and in the background is, surprise, the Primula.
And now, for a slight change of pace, here is a photo I like to call "Still Life with Italian Carnevale Mask."
For something not entirely different, here is a photo of a Chinese Foo Dog that's also an incense burner.
I must beg your indulgence for all these photos of a single plant. I plead the insanity defense. A Looney Tunes cartoon said it best (as sung by Bugs Bunny):
I'm going cuckoo, woo-woo!
Here comes the choo-choo, woo-woo!
I'm so gooney Looney Tuney, touched in the head
Please pass the ketchup, I think I'll go to bed
I am the screwball, woo-woo
Throw me the eightball, woo-woo
Once I knew a thing or two, but now I'm a buckaroo
It's been snowing too much and it's been much too cold. I think the technical term for my malady is "Cabin Fever." Please don't judge me too harshly. Remember, I haven't had any flowers to photograph since November.