Monday, October 13, 2008

Not Knitting News:

The Divine Miss M didn't have school today (and again not tomorrow). She and her dad went to the beach, but they came back last night. So, she and I picked a good but distant friend up from the airport and went on an adventure. We spent the afternoon wandering through the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and had a lovely time. The weather was terrific - not too hot and not the least bit cold. The plants looked a lot greener there than they do in my yard.
We've been in the Fuqua Conservatory many, many times and have heard the frogs but have never managed to find any of them (except the ones confined to tanks in the entrance). Today, Miss M and the friend found a lot of little jumpers. And they were really, really little - between 1/2" and 3/4" long and very easy to miss. The two of them followed the sounds and found the little buggers. I looked and looked and couldn't find any until got lucky and saw one moving out of the corner of my eye.

This is the biggest Mickey Mouse Taro I've ever seen. That leaf had to be well over 2' and closer to 3' long. It was a really nice looking plant. That's Miss M's hand at the end of it, to give perspective.

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