Monday, March 22, 2010
Of course, there won't even be newspapers in 2063....
I just discovered this quote from Vladimir Nabokov:
With the Devil's connivance I open a newspaper of 2063 and in some article on the books page I find: "Nobody reads Nabokov and Fulmerford today." Awful question: Who is this unfortunate Fulmerford?Who, indeed? I want to know.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
The Local Botanical Garden
Yesterday I was at the local university, Florida Institute of Technology, for the annual Botanical Fest. It was for the butterflies -- you can read all about that here. But I also had an opportunity to wander around the campus, where I attended college more than thirty years ago, with my camera.
The university has a botanical garden that's more extensive than you would think for such a small institution in such a populated setting. Here are a few pictures. As usual, you can click on a picture for a larger version:
I think it's impossible for capture the intricate tapestry of overlapping palmetto fronds with a camera, but I keep trying (and getting frustrated):
This winter has been extraordinarily cold, leaving us with more "turned" leaves and bare trees than usual:
A match made in Heaven:
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