28 February 2018

frogs and orchids

we checked out orchid daze sunday --- it wasn't all that, but we got there early on a rainy morning, so it was great to have it more or less to ourselves

end times

yesterday, i really thought he was a goner and spent this morning drafting an obit, only to have donald text me that "he's awake" --- and hungry --- i got to spend a few hours sitting with him, although there wasn't a whole lot of conversation --- it's a temporary respite, i know, but still . . . .

26 February 2018

sin título

this oncidium is the best, and most spectacular since i killed the jon memorial cattleya

i'm reading a bio of einstein --- best quote so far:  "the strange thing about growing old is that the intimate identification with the here and now is slowly lost"

14 February 2018

12 February 2018

the winter garden

the orchidaceae have not disappointed this season --- if the sun would ever come out, i could take some decent pitchers --- more anon