Wednesday, May 17, 2006

pretty day

it's been a long time since i've been out to the park to walk. it was even more obvious to my body, which tired out, was sore the next day, and i got a fat blister on the back of my heel! i'm glad i took my camera along, as having it gave me the perfect excuse to stop (rest) and enjoy my surroundings.

flowering trees

maidenhair fern

i don't know what kind of tree that is with the flowers, but i do know the fern is called the maidenhair fern. it's my favorite fern, and grows in one big patch in the park. i haven't seen it anywhere else around here growing naturally outside. its stem is smooth and brownish black, and spirals around with fine leaves.

i think this bark is from the loblolly pine, but i'm too lazy to look it up.

on my way back from the park, i stopped by work to visit and there was a prize there waiting for me! the ladies where i work always open my delivers. i often have books shipped to there from amazon. it's the kind of business where deliveries are common, so no one really reads the address labels and just cuts the package open. so, i know to never have anything personal shipped there! narnia! i was surprised how much i loved this movie when i first saw it. thanks mom!


tabouli ... ummm ummmm good! i started to make this last night for dinner, but of course had not read the recipe completely before beginning this. things had to cool down, and marinate, and chill ! so, it's for lunch today ... i will be making this again. it was so easy. i like easy.


Corbett said...

It's mountain laurel.
Kalmia latifolia for those who speak latin...

I wish it would stop raining here...

pinky said...

Ha that's funny, the word "loblolly" has been knocking around my head this week. Loblolly loblolly!

Please make your latin-speaking knitter boy come back so I can meet him and regard his gauge.