Wednesday, March 28, 2012
My sister gave me this plant when she was working with local greenhouse, lacking a third stalk it was considered unsaleable? It's ten feet tall and has been keeping my desk oxygenated. Last spring it had bloomed up top but this year the lower palm allowed me a photo op.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Slanked down to the river at lunchtime. There were scads of people today. Fishermen and walkers and playground attendees. Have to take advantage of the beautiful weather. The river is very high leaving very little shoreline left to walk. Stopped down by the dam to listen and feel the surge of the water, and oh yep, smell it too. This trip I was just taking photos, although I snagged a tennis ball to please the pups again. Poked that there snapper with a stick, not enough to upset him, just enough to see if he was alive. He was really well hidden among the dried grasses and leaves. If he was just a lifeless shell, he would have had to gone home with me. I felt fortunate that I hadn't just walked by.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Skipped out on a meeting to take advantage of the beautiful evening. 12 mile round trip. Half way is the small town of Plattville. Story was told that Bonnie and Clyde carried weapons that had been registered to an an armory here. Who actually robbed the armory is not known. Not sure any landmarks left of the building either... The little town does have a village hall and a closed school, maybe I'll be up to a longer ride soon. Stopped at the little marsh by the side of the road to meditate with the shrill of new frogs. Spied a couple ducks too.