23 hours ago
Friday, May 09, 2008
A nice walk in the Arb revealed some new treats. We found not one but three wood poppy patches (Stylophorum diphyllum). They don't last for more than a few days once they bloom, so it was nice to see them.
The Prairie Trillium (Trillium recurvata) are in bloom too, just starting and they're lovely. I also found what looks a lot like Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica) but it's hard to tell as I am a crappy botanist. Help me, Rosie-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
The cousins loved the walk in the woods -- the giant turkeys who were in full-on display mode, telling all female turkeys that they were the desirable goods. I wonder if Puff Daddy ever considered the unintentional metaphor.
"Yo, whazzup, henz? I be da baddest galliform in da Arboretum 'hood, dig? Check out mah waddle and mah snoot, all puffed up an' purple, a cullah dat accent mah wrinkly head. And mah beard, it almost reach da grass, it be so long and all, an' dere's mo where dat come from."
For the record: I am the second whitest person on the planet so if my gansta seems a bit stilted, its because I am, as noted previously, the second whitest person on the planet. Word.
Posted by canoelover at 8:09 PM