Thanks to everyone who responded to an old post, in which I asked, “What is this fern-like tree with a koosh ball blossom?” It’s a little embarrassing that I have to crowdsource my nature queries. It’s because I come from the land of the ice and snow (and factories).
copseden said: That's a mimosa. The leaves are also reactionary. Stroke them and they'll slowly fold up.
Wow, thanks! I’ll have to try handshaking that tree.
Back in January, when I was bundled beneath two coats, pushing my kid’s stroller through a frigid chill en route to the library, I glanced at the Ben Miller Park baseball diamond and concocted my spring fantasy - a hardcore wiffle ball match with my husband and daughter followed by a trip to Slick’s Burgers. Today my fantasy comes true, for this is how I’m spending my Mother’s Day.
We are headed to the park shortly and I think the weather is just right - mild, overcast and a little muggy. My pale flesh couldn’t be happier. And although I try to not eat red meat every time I go to Slick’s - we visit too enough for that to be healthy - I’m definitely indulging in a beefy burger with truffle fries today (free upgrade from regular fries for moms!). It’s time for mama treats. Happy Mother’s Day, everybody!