Double snowdrop …

… or at least something out of the ordinary. Reminds me of some of the snowdrops I saw out at Hitch Lyman’s last spring. (I have a premonition he might be in the news soon.) I spotted this one in an out-of-the-way place on campus, as well as some clumps of other interesting snowdrops.

double snowdrop

As with hellebores, it’s hard to get an in-the-eye shot without getting fingers in the frame.

double snowdrop

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Sunday music: Dresden Dolls

This Boston-based duo is my favorite punk cabaret band. (Well, there aren’t many others, far as I know.) Night Reconnaissance (language warning) is not my favorite track from them. But it is a song about stealing lawn ornaments.

For beginners, best to check out their session on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic before working up to their concert performances. (War Pigs is a favorite.) Find more videos on their very cool website.

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Full disclosure

sloggerI feel it’s my ethical duty to disclose the text of this email I just sent to the good folks at sloggers:

Hi Alec:

Sorry to be so long getting around to this. Life has been hectic.

Let’s go with the standard:

Size 12 (mens), prefer brown but color doesn’t matter much to me.

I appreciate your support of GardenRant. They are good folks with more influence and reach than you might expect.


After a suitable evalution period, I’ll add them to my garden footwear review.

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