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Posts from ‘April, 2010’


Everyone wants to see the black tulips, but they refuse to open. Soon, I hope, but the sub-freezing nights have kept them from developing. It’s supposed to warm up considerably over the next few days. I’ll keep you posted. The black tulips are a mix of Queen of Night (single) and Black Hero (double). They’re […]

Tulip update

My mom called me to ask about the tulips. I said I’d post more photos, and that was a week ago… So I took some more yesterday. The early tulips are long gone, and the mid-season flowers are winding down. The late season tulips are just starting. We’ve had a string of cold days, so […]

It’s a…

…sheep? …pig? …woolpig! Sheep-pig! Something! I thought it was a Photoshop exercise at first, but the Mangalitsa is a heritage breed of pig developed in Hungary in the 19th century. The breed is a “lard pig” developed for high fat content and prized for sausage. No word on whether the wool is spinnable. Bonus: dog […]

It’s green out there

I spent the week in southern Pennsylvania training field staff from all over the US in plant identification. We had plenty of eager onlookers. After two consecutive weeks of travel, I’m happy to be home again until mid-May. This last photo was an accident, but I kind of like it.

Blink and you’ll miss it

Which appears to be what I did, more or less. I was in Georgia for a week for a conference. What little I saw of the outside world was lovely. But when I left Pennsylvania, it was warm but things were just starting to come up. I returned to this: It snowed Friday evening, but […]

April Friday

It’s 81F out there. The tiny cute tulips are getting bigger. (Just be glad I haven’t been inflicting daily progress reports on you.) The daffodils are beginning. I worked my tail off and made my big mistaken deadline, and got a whole bunch of other stuff done this week, most of which you don’t really […]