April 26, 2017
Good morning. Tis another wet day here in New England. But the weather man promises us some sunshine and warmer temps once this patch of rain has passed later today. We're supposed to have a really super weekend weather wise.
Well, yesterday was a non-busy day. I paid a bunch of bills, and that's about it. I did go out into the main house and chat a bit with a couple of the dwarfs. I even watered all my plants that are out there. So, I guess that counts for something.
Do any of you get the magazine "Smithsonian"? Another thing that I did yesterday was to read the May issue of this wonderful magazine. One really interesting article called "Wet And Wild" was all about the history of New York's waterfront. I never realized that New York City is really a collection of islands, and that it has over 520 miles of coastline. New York Harbor also used to be the busiest in the world. Yup, very interesting reading.
I also learned the difference between horns and antlers. Do you know the difference? Huh? Huh? Like me, you probably didn't even know that there was a difference. Well, horns consist of bones encased in keratin. They are generally permanent, and won't regrow if they are damaged or removed. Antlers consist of bone covered by living skin known as "velvet", and they will regrow after they fall off (which they do seasonally). Now you know!!
My purple tulips are still blooming, and I must say they are simply gorgeous. Here's a photo of them opening their petals wide to enjoy the sunshine (the other day).
I also took photos of some of the petals that fell off the parrot tulip plant. Their colors are intriguing and really beautiful. This photo could almost pass for some sort of art that could be hung on a wall. Don't you agree? By the way, the parrot tulip has a new stem with a bud growing. Woo Hoo!!
Well, I started late today, and now it is almost lunch time again. I think I'll have a big salad today. Nothing fancy, just lettuce, tomatoes, ham and cheese. And, of course, a speck of dressing. DIL Janet might be coming by later, so I need to think about what to cook for our supper. I'm thinking maybe raviolis and spaghetti sauce. Hmmm.
On that happy note, I'll take my leave. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.