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Pretty Flowers 'n' Stuff

MD and I went to the Chicago Botanic Garden Friday. Despite what the propaganda said, not much was in bloom. But we still had a pleasant time.

MD was very patient with me as I screwed around with my camera taking these pictures:


Purple Tentacles

MD and Purple Tentacle

I found these squared off trees soemwhat creepifyin'

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Current Location: in the good chair
Mood: gloomygloomy that the weekend is over and I didn't accomplish a damn thing
Tune: Dishwasher drone

I'm glad you put the picture of MD in to give some scale to the purple tentacle flowers. She doesn't exactly look happy to be so close the them, though.

I think it's more having to have her picture taken than the flowers. But she was a good child.

She was a good child.

What were those purple tentacle flowers, anyways? o.O

Wow! MD's hair is so long! She's a good sport, yes, she is.

OOOooo! Ranunculus! *wants*

I never know the flowers names.

Is the ranunculus the orangy edged ones?

Yes, the frilly, orange-edged flowers are ranunculus (ranunculi?). I haven't had much luck in growing them in my garden, so I lust desperately for them.

Yep, right above the squared off shrubbery

Very pretty. MD looks like she's almost going to grin. Walking around a botanical garden is certainly better than staying inside.

No matter what I'm taking pictures of I get the best result with the point and click setting. Thank god.

I'm sure she's grinning on the inside.

I agree on the point and shoot but sometimes I like to play with depth of field.

It appears that MD was super impressed with the purple tentacles. She can barely contain her excitement.

She's just resting here, a respite from bouncing up and down like a terrier.


On a side note, her hair is getting so long.

It's waist length.

She doesn't think that is long.

The purple tentacles and creepy, squared-off trees look like something out of Labyrinth. No talking puppets anywhere, were there?

Didn't see any puppets...that I noticed.

But MD could totally take Jareth.


If Jennifer Connelly could take Jareth as a flighty teenager, I have no doubts about MD.

But I'd totally watch that movie. I bet there'd be blood. XD

*cackles happily*

Wow, the only flowers I recognize are the poppies. I'm thinking none of those other things grow South of the Mason-Dixon. I love that orange-yellow flower at the bottom.

The square-topped trees are nowhere near as terrifying as the topiary in the gated communities the kudzu around here.

You may have observed that the only flowers I recognized were poppies. And for all I know, I got that wrong.

Feni and Takadai_no_tora tell me that the orange yellow flowers are ranunculus.