I lost my clip-on sunglasses sometime yesterday afternoon, so I went and got another pair. I tried them on in the parking lot of the store, and the clip was broken. I took them back and got another pair. That pair was functional.
I went to a used bookstore and looked at their gardening books. I got The Practical Book of Outdoor Rose Growing by George C. Thomas, Jr., published in 1917. I have facsimiles of rose books from the 1880s, and a few gardening books from the 1930s and 1940s. I like to see what was popular in different eras. I know Hybrid Teas were popular for much of the twentieth century.
I decided to go to Longwood Gardens. The Christmas display was still up. One of the folks who works there said it was up through Sunday. I did the Christmas route around the conservatories. I also looked in the camellia section off the East Conservatory. Several of the camellias were in full bloom. That’s the third time I got to Longwood in the holiday season. I left before dark. I didn’t want to hit rush hour in Kennett Square. It had been so spur-of-the-moment that I didn't have my camera with me, but I took some pictures of the camellias with my phone. I found it more relaxing to not be trying to take pictures for much of the time. There wasn't anyone else in the camellia section at that point.
Later: I finished reading Simple Jess. I thought it was good.