Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Summer Solstice

This time of years seems more appropriate for new beginnings than Jan 1., at least to me. So - I am beginning again.

Don't know where this will lead this time. No big plans - just want to document the adventures, big and small, and my thoughts at this time in my life.

I expect there will be pictures of plants. Of knitting. Of spinning.
I expect that there will posts without photos.
Beyond that, I have no expectations.

Today's small adventure: wading along the creek that runs near our house. I am collecting stones from it to place along the edge of my rain garden. The rain garden doesn't look like much right now, it is filled with native perennial plants (except one non-native, but how could I say no to a corkscrew rush, pictures to come soon). They are just getting started so there is more mud than plant right now. The water has cleared up a bit, we have had a ton of rain the last few weeks. Saw a snapping turtle in the creek. Very cool. It was small as snapping turtles go, but the largest non-human animal I have seen in the creek. Well non-human and non-canine. Walking along the trail today I did see a family's dog who was wading in the creek.

Ok - well off to adventures at work in a few minutes. The main goal today is to work on getting my tiny little lab space cleaned up. I am going to have two students working in there tomorrow to do some plant identification.

Cheers
Jennifer