First Skunk Cabbage
Sunday's walk out at the Fen revealed the year's first blooming plant. The skunk cabbage is beginning to put in an appearance. It's always the first plant in flower. A couple of years back, I blogged about its interesting life history. This is a pretty minimal sign of spring- this is the only one that we found in flower. Real spring is still weeks away.
Last night, I kicked Homer's ass in Lexulous. Tonight it's not going nearly so well, though I'm managing to stay in the game so far.
Tomorrow I pack. Again. I'm going to a forum about living collections sponsored by the Institute for Library and Museum Services. They are paying for the travel, and I get to go to San Diego. Sigh. Actually, San Diego is one of my favorite places to visit, and I'm really looking forward to the forum. I'm not flying back to Chicago until Sunday afternoon, as I plan to spend the weekend in the desert.