Loving the photos (and excellent progress on your aran/cable sweater) I have this thing about houseplants. I absolutely love them, the color, the ambiance, but for whatever reason I have the black thumb of death and kill everything that comes in my path. I suppose I'll just look at yours and live vicariously :-p
Hey, do you have a copy of "the art of knitting", by francoise tellier-loumagne? It's full of gorgeous pictures of textures and colours, mostly from nature, and corresponding knit stitches. I think you'd really enjoy it!