Phototropism


Do you remember the word phototropism from biology? For some reason that word sticks in my head. It is a plants tendency to grow towards the light.

My amaryllis bulb grows taller each day and reaches for the sun. I try to spin it around every few days so the stem won't be too curved. Can't wait for it to bloom!


On another note, I am leaning away from my comfort zone for the next two weeks. I am working for a friend in a business office answering phones. Also, this weekend the 'singing son' and I are traveling to Winchester, VA for a college audition.

Be back soon!

p.s. Is it Spring yet?

45 comments

Keetha Broyles said...

WOOOO HOOOO!!! Someone rememberd a Biology word!

Not only do I remember it - - - I TEACH it, along with gravitropism and photoperiodism.

You go girl - - - you get a STAR from the old biology teacher!

April said...

Hmm...that word sounds 'vaguely' familiar, but I won't swear by it! :) Good luck to your son at his audition. Is he looking to land a college scholarship for singing? Let us know how it goes!

Amelia said...

I to love growing Amaryllis plants...what do you do with them after they bloom? I recycle mine each year in the flower garden and they do wonderfully.

So you are going to be the "Hello, how may I help you" lady for a couple of weeks...that will be exciting.

Good luck to son on his audition.

ceekay said...

No, it isn't spring yet...hang on!
And good for you to remember that term...I remember it now that you brought it to mind. Isn't it funny how that works.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I didn't know what the word was! I've long found it amazing, though, as I rotate my plants to watch them keep reaching for the light.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your amaryllis is huge!! It's hard to imagine how they stay in the pot!!

Enjoy your time at work. I consider it socialization (from my social studies class). It sure beats talking to the walls all day!

Have a safe and good trip with your son! :-)

xoxo
Janie

kimmcl said...

Hey Stacerooni! How cool to have a road trip with you son! Good luck to you both. I remember the word "mitochondria".

Cozy Little House said...

Way out of my comfort zone. Both of those things. No, I don't seem to recall that word. Strange, as I love plants so. But, I'm lucky to remember what I had for lunch.
Brenda

Cathy said...

Stacey...I finally cut my flowers and let them bloom in water. I was afraid they would grow so tall they would fall over and break the container I had them in. They look just as pretty just not as tall;)!!!

I am so proud of you for breaking out of your comfort zone. I have been talking about getting a part time something to do for years and can't seem to act on it...maybe you will inspire me?!!! Let me know how it goes. Your trip with your son sounds great...I am sure you will have a wonderful time...I hope it helps with the college decision.

Good luck with EVERYTHING!!!
XOXO
Cathy

southerninspiration said...

Will your amaryllis be RED???? What are you going to do with your earnings from answering phones???? Shopping!?!
And your trip with your son sounds great! My dh and daughter will be taking a few of those, too!
Good luck to him!

Suzanne

Just a little something from Judy said...

These times spent with you and your son visiting colleges will be memorable. Seems like so long ago that I did that with my daughters.

I bet you will enjoy filling in at the office. Certainly they will enjoy you.

Will you show us the plant when it blooms? Is it a red one?

Darlene said...

Your plant is getting quite tall. I bet it will be beautiful when it blooms. The trip with your son sounds fun! I'm sure you will do a great job answering the phones. Enjoy!

Jan said...

Hi Stacey,
My Amaryllis have a tendency to do this.
I have had a couple that broke off. Hope yours doesn't.

I'll say a little prayer so all goes well with your sons audition.

Good for you on filling in for your friend! You will probably enjoy yourself.

Blessings,
Jan

Sonia said...

I'm impressed Stacey, I'm a science major and I vaguely remember that word...LOL! Hope all goes wonderfully with the audition for your "singing son". I have one who is "singing and playing piano" at the Baptist College of Florida. Best to your son and have a safe trip.

Sit A Spell said...

Can't say I remember that word...I'm a History/English kinda gal! However, I do know that plants lean into the direction of light...any brownie points for that?

Prayers for your son this weekend...sounds exciting. I have a background in music...love it.

I bet you'll do fine saying "hello" to all those people ; )

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I read your comment on white spray paint about losing your pictures when your hard drive crashes..My brother is a huge computer nerd and always rags me to remember to keep all pictures in the D drive then when the computer crashes the pictures will never be lost, I always move them after I download them saved my life many times never have ever lost a pic,,hope this helps, love your blog and i am a new follower, come for a visit,Phyllis

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow what a great plant, what a green thumb, I need that plant lol

Beverly said...

I didn't remember that word from biology, just remember disecting a frog...yuck. Can't wait to see your bloom, I' sure it will be beautiful. I am ready for spring and flowers blooming.
Have a great weekend with your son and hope you enjoy you 2 week job. Just remember, it's only for 2 weeks.

Lisa said...

Do I remember photo-whatever? Honey, I didn't know it the 1st time around! LOL!
Have a great time with your temp gig and with your son!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

So pretty, Stacey. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures.

Barb

Susie Q said...

I am laughing at Brenda's comment becasue I feel the same way!! But I DO remember hearing that word..not that science and I ever became great friends I am sad to say. Still, I had a wonderful Bio teacher in HS and learned a little..: )
Love,
Sue

Melissa Miller said...

Neat! The flower is going to be beautiful.

I don't remeber that word at all...
I'm getting old.

Have a safe trip. ~Melissa :)

Ana said...

Hi Stacey,
You are too sweet. Thank you for your visit yesterday and for your comment. Thank you also for becoming a follower...Yay! You were my 200th. It is always so exciting to see new followers! Hope to see you around my blog again soon. Until then. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Smiles,
♥Ana

Amy said...

Hi Stacey,
Wishing you many well wishes for fun with your stint in your friend's business office and with your son's audition. Lots going on! I know it all will turn out great.

Thank you for you sweet words about my little doxie. Your little one sounds like just the cutest. My guy also has an aroma to him. He smells just like a bag of Fritos. Can you believe it? Amy :)

Snappy Di said...

Your amaryllis is waaaay ahead of mine. I've been taking a photo of it every day and will put it all together in a movie when done.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Liz said...

Stacy! Sounds like a fun couple of weeks! You bulb looks like it is taking off.:)

Don't forget to e-mail me your address so that I can send you your prize! :) lizr8r@gmail.com

~Liz

Jeannette said...

Oh Stacey! I wished I checked on you sooner because I live only 25 minutes from Winchester VA!!! I hope you had a great time and all went well! Now a phone tip for next 2 weeks - You'll be fine just remember o kee dokie isn't a professional term!!!lol Good Luck! Sincerely, Jeannette

Nancy said...

OH Stacey...I understand!!!!!!!! I just told my hubby today..I was really starting to miss playing house...and blogging! I will be having a slow week this week, so I hope...that is HOPE to post! We'll see!!! Good luck to you! I'll be thinking about you! Nancy

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you for your kind words Stacey! I do feel like a new person these days and I am so grateful.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Brighton said...

Thank you so much for your kind words- I really needed that : )

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I don't remember this word at all.. lol. Your flower is going to be gorgeous. It would be hard pressed to find sun in our area.. we've had "heavy" fog here for a week.. good luck to your son.. thank you for swinging by and saying hello, loved having you. Pop in any 'ole time.. hugs ~lynne~

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hey Stacey, mine bloomed last week and it was just glorious. I've never had one before, so yes, I had to change mine around every day! Hope you had a good weekend with the singing audition!
Hugs,
Debra

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Stacey....your comment made me smile today! Missing you, sweet girl.

Barb ♥

The Stylish House said...

Stacey,
My sister in-law was a substitute biology teacher at my high school. Once in awhile I would be in her class, which was fun.
I've been thinking about bringing more plants inside to remind me of warmer days when I’m surrounded by snow.
Cathy

Liz said...

Hi Stacy, When your back in town....please e-mail me your address so I can send you your big prize! :)

Hope your having fun!

~Liz

lizr8r@gmail.com

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Stacy,

I kind of remembeer that word in biology class - looks like you have a very healthy plant and will soon have pretty flowers.

No Spring yet - we finally have winter in Southern California and are also looking forward to Spring.I hate to rush the seasons - but can't for for my Spring flowers.

Have fun working in the office.
Blessings,
Erin

All Things Southern said...

Thanks Stacey, my new word for the day.

Debbie

Melissa Miller said...

I can't seem to stop cleaning and decorating lately...

I think it's my new healthy diet. I just feel better. :)

Kathy said...

Hope you are having fun, your plant is so tall, it will soon be spring. Kathy.

Love the Decor! said...

Stacey
Just checking in to see how things are going?
I hope you are enjoying the change of pace!!

bj said...

I keep thinking, every year, that I will try growing these. I always just forget. This is going to be so so pretty.

I'll bet you will have fun working for a little while (notice I said "little while"!). And, some extra spending money is always FUN.

I just spent this entire day thrifting with a friend and we had such a good time. I found some cute cute things that I'll blog about soon. Tomorrow, I have to go back to one of the stores to pick up something so dang fun, I can hardly keep my mouth shut about it...It was too big for my friends little car...But, I am trying not to tell you what it is...I wanna blog about it...oops, i can feel it coming on..i'm gonna blurt it right out...gotta go...bye

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm sure you're rushing around getting things ready to leave.. wishing your son tons of luck... hugs ~lynne~

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Praying for you in the upcoming weeks..may you take that comfort zone with you wherever you go~ ((hugs)) Susie~
ps...love love love your header!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love biology....the plant part - not the disecting frog part! Enjoy your new temp job!
Penny

English Cottage in Georgia said...

LOL!!! I am so impressed. I do not remember much from biology - even immediately cramming for exams:-)