Last weekend I went up to visit Rosalina again in Amherst. We had
Sunday dinner with our friends the Sislers at their beautiful house in
Acton. They spoiled us with foie gras and Sauternes for the first
The dinner was wonderful, and we hated to leave such good friends, but
we finally had to head out:
Before I left, Rosalina and I stayed up late and configured her
brand-new Titanium Powerbook; her dog Molly clearly was ready for bed
long before Rosie was.
I found this on the net. I believe it was taken in 1901. It is very close to where my father is buried.
My Birthday Dendrobium:
This is a closeup of the now-blooming dendrobium that Neil Saccamano and Anette Schwartz gave me for my 50th birthday two years ago. It is a Nagasaki 'S&W' x Yukidaruma 'King', with a delicate lily-like fragrance that comes out in the morning.
Another view of the new phalaenopsis:
Phal Baldan's Kaleidoscope 'Golden Treasure' AM/AOS
Our little yellow miniature Dendrobium is trying to catch up with the big fellows.
Pink Savory and Conehead Thyme, 2 of the herbs that go into Za'atar.
Our latest orchid to bloom. We have owned it for 2 years and this is the first time it shows its colours.
Babette admiring Marie Mercier's vitrine. The only problem: no similar store exists for us dudes.
This tiny little beast was 'hors de prix' but obviously we could not resist it. It is a Doritaenopsis Kelsie Takasaki 'Harford's Pinstripe'.
Everyone in the show had dozens of these plants. So here is the one that we bought: Phalaenopsis Baldan's Kaleidoscope 'Golden Treasure' AM/AOS.
My favorite: Wilsonara 'Geneva Red'.
Spring is returning and new leaves are coming out on our Bay trees