Here we are in May already. This has been one of the quickest academic years I can remember. The commencement tent went up last Tuesday, which started sunny and ended not. Today being Monday the 7th, the tent is probably no longer there. The rental company crew were packing up the chairs within two hours of commencement’s conclusion, when I blew out of town. This week’s a vacation week for me. Yay. I need it, my speech was beginning to slur.
The morning of commencement was cold and overcast, but by the time the new grads processed out of the tent to receive their congratulations from family, their professors, friends and college staff, the sun was making its way through the clouds.
Also last week, a store that I drive by to and from work is finally opening after more than a year of extensive renovations. They did a wonderful job restoring the place. There will be more to show you from this place. They have some very cool stuff in there.
Some weeks earlier … there was this lovely floral arrangement with a strange and unearthly looking flower in it.
It’s a crested celosia. I didn’t know until …
I ran around the Natural Sciences department showing the photo on my phone to various professors. We don’t have a botany specialist, but one intrepid teacher found the species name after 10 minutes of Googling images with terms like “red flower that looks like coral”. Other profs used search terms like “giant clam”. Or “brains” …
In the first bed before the 4 main beds of garlic is an experimental garlic bulbil planting.
Yesterday my wife planted some onion plants, larger ones that she purchased. Our onion seedlings from seed that I saved are back on track after one tray failed. Apparently that tray was accidentally dried out and the surviving seedlings never fully recovered. So, the first 6 beds are all garlic and onions. It’s been pointed that I may have gone a little overboard on the garlic and where the hell are we going to put our peppers and cabbage and all that other stuff we like to grow? Have no reply to that.