Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Scrambled or Fried
Another orchid is now blooming -- the "Golden Leopard" variety. We've had this one several years and it's very productive.
I finally finished my latest Newbery book, "The Bronze Bow," yesterday. I've been carrying it around for at least a week and a half. I have a bit of Newbery fatigue, I must say, but I checked out another stack to plow through over Spring Break, which begins Friday. I'm hoping with a week of spare time I'll be able to put a dent in the remaining books. "The Bronze Bow" takes place in Galilee at the time of Jesus, and in fact Jesus is a character. The story is good, and its Biblical references more historic than proselytizing, but its Christian perspective seems to somewhat limit its appeal. I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable recommending it to a student, unless I knew them well and knew they'd be cool with that content.
We have a second crop of daffodils coming in -- these are the white and butter-yellow triple variety that we planted in 2014 right after we moved in, when we redid the garden. Actually, the guy we hired to help with the garden planted them. He just showed up with a big bag of bulbs, and this is what emerged! They're fine, though I prefer the simple yellow blossoms as a rule.
We also discovered this unusual daffodil in our flower bed this year. I have no idea where it came from. I don't remember seeing it before, but we haven't planted any since that first batch, so it must have been here all along and I just never noticed. If the triples look like scrambled eggs, as I believe they do, then this one is sunny side up!