March 17th, 2016

Paul Neyron rose 2

Thursday so far

I turned off the computer at 11:30 p.m. after looking at online bulb catalogs.  I looked through my facsimile copy of The Fragrant Path, with only the title changed to The Fragrant Garden, and through the updated and politically correct version from the 1990s, with the original name, The Fragrant Path.  The 1990s version left out the whole section on fragrant tulips.  It's just not there.  I'm glad I have the facsimile version.  I went to bed around 12:30 a.m., I think.  I was tired.  I woke a few minutes before the new 10:00 a.m., what would have been 9:00 a.m. a few days ago, so that wasn't bad.

I looked through more heirloom and Southern bulb catalogs in the morning.  I went to the Amish market in the early afternoon and got cheese and bread.  When I got home, I picked some winter honeysuckle.  It was drizzling a little on my way home from the Amish market, and it had gotten colder again when I went out to the yard in the afternoon.

I'm happy to know that there actually are still sources for those fragrant tulips, some of them ancient varieties.

I texted a bit with WhiteSheepCBD.  She told me that Howard Charles has a Tumblr now.  I'll have to tell Te.

We went out to dinner because Mom wanted corned beef and cabbage.  I got liver and onions.  The food was good, but the service was poor.  It took a long time for a waitress to come to us, even a little wait yet after Dad indicated we wanted one, and then she got a couple of things about the order wrong.

Later: I finished reading Julia Talbot's Lady Luck.  It was originally published by Torquere, and still had a few typos in the republished version, but I enjoyed the story.  I had asked her which of her f/f books she would recommend, and she said Coyote Kate, which I read the day before I asked, and Lady Luck.  So I tried Lady Luck, too.

I looked through the heirloom bulb catalogs again.  'Ice Follies' is listed in the daffodil "back soon or lost forever" pages.  It's from 1953, so I guess it's kind of an heirloom for a daffodil.  We have several clumps of it in the back yard, and you can't kill that thing with an axe.  It multiplies readily and keeps blooming even when it is a clump.