Back home for a few sleepy days, during which I’ve been unable to follow conversations more than two sentences long. Strange story in the pipes over the next couple of days, but I am home now and PIC is live in 3, 2, 1 –
I’ve been hanging on to these photographs by Bob Hosh for a drab day. Sez Bob:
A Grandiflora rose named “Strike It Rich” will supply those colors! And a bonus is that it is strongly fragrant! Bred in the US and introduced in 2007! Photographed at the R.W. van der Goot Rose Garden in Somerset, New Jersey.
Per Bob: Gazanias (Gazania rigens) are very drought tolerant flowers from Southern Africa. They have bright blossoms flowers and are half-hardy perennials. Photographed at the Rutgers Snyder Research Farm in central New Jersey.
Friend of Poor Impulse Control Lorraine Doran has published Phrasebook for the Pleiades, which you should buy not just because she is our friend and a fellow traveler, but because it is freaking wonderful. Her poems are as clear as broken glass and her language is every bit as sharp and full of surprises. It’s not an expensive risk, and if you love it, the reward is tremendous. Hope you’ll pick up a copy.