Friday, March 02, 2007

Friday Photo Library: The Magpie Spirit

Snow dayTo continue the week of no scientific substance, I present to you: sets of things I have photographed. Also, my newest useless project: walking around town trying to take pictures of every state's license plate. I know I saw an Alaska somewhere! I fear, however, that Hawaii is a lost cause.

I saw some more buildings. Revival styles fascinate me.
And the physical plant at sundown. It was surprisingly attractive, for a physical plant.


I took pictures of all my plants. Except I forgot the ficus that I nearly killed by taking it outdoors one February and then all the leaves fell off and it was a bunch of sticks in a pot and they scoffed at me! But it grew back!
The lavender contines to grow, but it looks unhappy. The citrus trees need a larger pot. But first it needs to be spring, to avoid repeats of the Ficus Incident.

PothosViolet 1
The pothos is unkillable; I gave it a haircut and cut off 3/4 of its leaves recently. You can't tell.

Violet 2Purple flowers

I wandered about town taking pictures of people's license plates. I got a lot of funny looks. In the South, someone would have threatened me with a gun ('Hey, what y'all lookin' at? You ain't gonna touch my truck, is you now?).

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Then it was time to go buy a bottle of wine and help with this week's World Corruption Index dinner. It's Nigeria. Next week: Haiti!

I will return Monday with thoughtful scientific content. May your weekends be filled with relaxing, and maybe with less rain than we're having.