To the Bottom And Down

Photo by Bob Hosh, who says, "Nothing says Summer like Zinnias (Zinnia elegans)! I used to grow the variety Benary’s Giants at Hageman Farm and they were beautiful!"

Photo by Bob Hosh, who says, “Nothing says Summer like Zinnias (Zinnia elegans)! I used to grow the variety Benary’s Giants at Hageman Farm and they were beautiful!”

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 –

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You There Are Heavens Everywhere

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.

Pretty flower.

Pretty flower.

Another pretty flower!

Another pretty flower!

FLOWER MOB!

FLOWER MOB!

Blue And Sea of Green

Photo by Bob Hosh, taken at Longwood Gardens.

Photo by Bob Hosh, taken at Longwood Gardens.

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.