How to work botany into the blog? Well I have decided on two projects that will allow me to do so. First, each week, starting next week, I will highlight a different plant, discussing things such as geographical distribution, identification, natural history, and ethnobotanical uses. The caveat of the project is that the plant must be one that I have taken a picture of. Not really a problem because I have taken lots of plant pictures in the last year. This should be a great learning opportunity for me, and hopefully any readers I have will enjoy it as well.
My second project is following the changes in the red-bud tree in front of the house through the seasons. So once a week I will take picture of the whole tree, a close up of the buds, and a skyward view of the branches. This time of year, not much appears to be going on.
I also took a picture of my progress on the shell-pattern socks. So far so good.