Wednesday, June 20, 2012

19 Pounds of Lettuce

Chris sent me a panicked message this morning: he had forgotten to harvest the lettuce. The heat was going to make it bolt today. Could I rescue it for him?

So, that tiny lettuce patch filled two large shopping bags. And I don't mean grocery bags! Totally dry, they came in at 19 pounds. Up until now I had never seriously considered that lettuce has weight. It's mass-less and ethereal!

Two thirds of this haul went to the Franklin Food Pantry, washed and bagged. 17 bags! And it is beautiful lettuce, too. Not a blemish on it. Hopefully all of the spiders jumped off in my kitchen.

Catalpa Leaves

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Fractals of Pollen

Today's rain has finally washed the pollen away. I photographed this, yesterday, when watering the strawberries.

In Bloom Now: Spiderwort

A plant about as unpleasantly and inappropriately named as "tickseed".

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Big Slide

This is the central feature at the WW1 Memorial Park in Attleboro. Alas, it is currently closed for repairs!

Julia's Garden

At the WW1 Memorial Park in Attleboro is an amazing garden for children. Among other things, there is a life-sized unicorn statue, a butterfly-themed garden room, and a wishing well. The centerpiece is a two-story slide. Within easy walking distance are a petting zoo, a giant sandbox that looks like a beach, And a conventional but very large playground.