Faucaria tigrina, 4 years + 1 month

The Tiger Jaws survived another winter with no casualties. These babies have been in the same pot with the exact same soil for almost exactly 4 years now and they’re thriving. I think maybe I forgot to fertilize them the last couple of years, but they clearly like the way I’m treating them, so I’ll just continue forgetting about them.
I still water them with my other succulents when the soil has been dry for a week or two and they’ve started to wrinkle up.

A huge, new leaf

Look at this huge, new Monstera leaf! Very monstrous indeed. Even though I live on the third floor, you can clearly see this plant from the parking lot and it’s still on the small side.

This is its first leaf with extra little holes in it. I guess my north facing window is bright enough for this guy.

Painting of a woodpecker in the forest

Yesterday I visited my local forest on a sunny day to get some much needed fresh air and sunshine. I’m lucky, I’m not in quarantine (yet) because of a certain rampant virus, so now is the time to enjoy being outdoors. (Edit: I was there alone, so don’t worry, there was no risk of spreading the virus or getting infected).
The sound of woodpeckers was everywhere. It’s been years since I last heard that sound and of course that inspired me to do another painting. This time, I only used a spatula to give it a rougher look. I think it turned out okay, even though I still need some practice.

Acrylic paint, 30×40 cm canvas.

Aloe vera at night

Today was the first clear night in months. My succulents have enjoyed a whole day of sunlight, protected from wind behind glass panes on my balcony. The built up heat allowed me to stay out there to watch my solar powered lights turn on. They don’t light up much, but my Aloe vera seems to enjoy it. It made for a nice picture, too.