ur such a forb
the difference between a wildflower and a weed is an arbitrary distinction. the difference between grasses and forbs, however, is quite explicit. goatsbeard is a forb. meaning it makes leaves and flowers but is not a grass, a rush, or a sedge. now you know.
perhaps i should have arranged these in the shape of a heart. yesterday, one of steve’s tax clients came by to pick up her tax return. she also dropped off a gallon of just-picked sour cherries. i tried doing the math, and i’m pretty sure we came out ahead on that deal.
insulation at its most basic is just any way to hold air still. i think of all the still air created by those fluffy strands at the base of this feather, and think i wouldn’t mind being this bird, even in the midst of a minnesota winter.
unidentified (owl?) feather
this is as close as i got to fireworks this year.
a restful holiday
i am taking it slow this holiday weekend. i had a minor medical procedure done last week (non-illness related, and all is well). so i am using it an excuse to lie on the deck, as for the parasol to be adjusted as the sun moves, call for lattes and watermelon smoothies, and catch up on my reading. have i earned all this? do i care?
japanese tree lilac flower (Syringa reticulata)