Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Alchemilla, and a Photo Book
We have a plant in our garden called alchemilla, or lady's mantle, and its most interesting feature is the way its leaves react with water. It's like they put on jewelry.
Dave planted lots of these and so far they're still tiny, but they're pretty durable and I think they will flourish. In fact I'm pretty sure I've seen them growing wild around here. Maybe they've seeded from gardens or maybe they're native, I don't know.
I'm pretty sure this same plant used to grow wild in the courtyard of my Peace Corps house in Morocco. In this photo, I think it's one of the plants my neighbor was pulling up to feed his animals. I never imagined we'd be buying it someday to plant in our garden!
Yesterday was mostly low-key. I got lots of little, errand-y things done. For example, I went to the post office to mail some gifts for my nieces that I bought in Singapore -- they've been sitting on a shelf in our dining room for the past month.
Also, my new photo book arrived. It looks great! I'm not really planning to market this one publicly, but if you'd like, you can look through it here. (Just click "preview" on the book cover, then the "View Fullscreen" icon in the lower right, and page through like you would a real book.) I'm happy to have most of my favorite travel pictures -- film and digital -- all together in one place!