Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Ginger Blossom and Frog
Bring a camera.
I don't actually get into the Jeep often. 15 year old car with only 46,000 miles on it. So when I do go for a drive, there has to be a reason, and I almost always really enjoy it. It's a fun vehicle to drive, and I'll get there. You may not, but I will.
The occasion was that I got to visit one of my favorite people, my godmother Kathie. She's a prime example of love makes a family. The godparent tradition came from our childhood, and we both have found different spiritual paths. But we stayed in touch via her moves to Florida, my much later move, and many years.
Plus she's great company.
I got a message in my email asking if I wanted to come up and enjoy a lunch in the restaurant. Sure! Great! When?
When became a rainy trip up. We've had a lot of random smallish rain storms. Fun. I've got the right car for it. 30 inch rubber donuts, no lifts, it's a Jeep not a Mudder. My theory is that 10 mpg is no fun, and while the car is rated 15, I drive gently and get 18 city, 22 Highway.
Not a Prius. But I don't fit in a Prius.
After watching people do stupid things on the back roads, and one clown spin out, I got there.
We chatted, I added her printer to her Mac, and we went out to look at the Preserve. Hurricane Irma took out a few trees, including a Honeybell Orange that I will miss. But she did point out the Ginger plant. We've got one too that I just planted, so I was interested to see it in bloom.
You know that motto, Always Bring A Camera?
She lifted a fallen leaf to show me the blooms and right there, sitting on the flower was this wee little Frog.
"I need a Picture of that!"
So there it is. We still don't know if that is an Ornamental or Culinary Ginger, but it is a pretty thing. The flowers merely smell Floral instead of smelling like a Gingerbread. That may be what I will get out back by the shed.
The ginger, not the frogs. Frogs are welcome too.