The weather forecast for much of the past week called for rain, and we've had some, but it's been a lot like Camelot, raining only at night. I don't mind. I love Camelot (the 1982 HBO musical, not available for purchase)... Richard Harris... oh, I miss him.
I attended the opening of Living on the Edge of Our Common Ground, Celebrating the Niagara Escarpment on Friday night, an interesting show -- something for everyone in the way of art and science -- with lots of events to look forward to. At the show, I picked up a couple of Wisconsin Wildcards in the "Alien Invaders" series, a series of DNR "trading cards" for identifying invasive plant species in our state. I didn't really need the card for Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), as I am all too familiar, having been engaged for years in an ongoing battle in my gardens, but I am completely enamored with the cleverness of these cards.
Oh, the hostas make me happy. After pulling all the garlic mustard I could find yesterday (made easier by the midnight rain) the hostas could shine. On the left is Sum and Substance, in the middle is Golden Tiara, and I'm not really sure at the moment which variety is on the right. I've had a flyer for Foxfire Gardens tacked on the 'fridge for years -- it's only a couple of hours away -- and this is the year I'm going to visit! Just reading the names on the list is exciting! Can you imagine? Hostas called Black Hills, Medusa, Veronica Lake, Spinning Wheel?
Today: Plan B for "G," "H," and maybe even "I"... aye, aye, aye.
Thanks for birthday wishes for Katie -- I can't wait to share them with her in person. I'm getting pretty excited about welcoming her home, as you might imagine.