Day: May 4, 2016

A May Walk, Part I: Warming up for the Floral Olympics

It’s May.  And it’s an odd May.  Some of the early spring flowers are still up and about, while the late spring/early summer flowers are hitting their stride.  Sigyn is delighted, because it means she can have red AND yellow.

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That is a Black-Eyed Susan  up there with the Indian Paintbrush.  Trust the mortals to name flowers after facial contusions.  There is quite a bit of variation amongst the Susans.  Some have brown or mahogany markings; some don’t.

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Looks like Sigyn is practicing her parallel bar routine. The roadsides are quite yellow with these and with Coreopsis.  In places, it looks as if someone has melted a school bus.

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The human female says the Coreopsis is commonly called “tick-seed.”  I listened.  I didn’t hear anything.

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Sigyn?  Sigyn, are you dangling upside down again?

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That’s my girl!  These skills come in handy on the high bar, rings, and uneven parallel bars.

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It’s windy today, so careful on the dismount!

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