more of the same

When you have nothing to do, it shows. It snowed a little last night, so the dog enjoyed his walk even more, and I have a sinus infection on top of my cold, and a fever of 98.8, so I enjoyed the walk a little less. Since the dog is at the center of my tiny universe, I guess I can suffer, and be dragged along in the mud and snow, wheezing and sniffling, watching the tail wag back and forth.

More movies. I can’t think of anything else to post, in my fevered condition.

The reason why the emerging buds of Iris warleyensis are so difficult to see is that the camera isn’t pointed at them. Important safety tip.

And finally, a response to an off-blog comment that implied I was not being entirely serious. The whole point of these little movies was to demonstrate my serious side. Here I am, suffering from a cold, taking time out of my busy schedule to crawl over the rock gardens on hands and knees, almost plant by plant, and I’m “not being serious”. There’s no pleasing some people, I guess. Not serious. Pffft.

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10 Responses to more of the same

  1. Cliff Booker says:

    ‘Seriously’ good.

  2. Loree says:

    Lila is starting to get used to your voice and is no longer barking at the videos! Keep them coming please…

  3. Pam says:

    The greek chorus of chickadees in the background is especially good!

  4. Susan ITPH says:

    Never knew about the Heuchera thing. I like leafless woodies in the wintertime; I can pretend that they’re not dead.

    • paridevita says:

      I pretend a lot of stuff isn’t dead, when it really is. I try to avoid bending twigs and branches to see if they snap, things like that.
      I thought I would do a post about pronunciation of plant names but it always drives people crazy. (People who think that there’s such a thing as “botanical Latin”, that is.)

  5. Thank you for saying HYOOchera which is the way I say it. Not HOOchera, and I never knew if I was correct. Now, do we say FOOKsia??

    • paridevita says:

      Fyoo-sha. Botanical names are correctly pronounced as though they were English words, assuming your language is English. That’s the easiest way to get it right. (A large percentage of botanical names are not Latin words and could never be Latin. E.g. Pinus rzedowskii.

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