Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Extensive Mildew on the Face of a Recluse


...that pretty much sums up the title of the coronor's report that would be filed on me were I to die here in my home. (it's from David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames--but you knew that cuz you read it last year, I bet)

So, in what seems to be a theme here, the weather sucked yesterday so I decided to venture past the end of the driveway and ended up at the bulb show at Smith College. Now, when I was 18, there was no way I was going to go to a college that was a) all women b) 30 mins from home and c) a place where my father taught some classes. But man, what a frickin endowment they have! The conservatory is just gorgeous. And the smell! It's all humid and peat-y and lovely, in so far as it doesn't smell like winter in there.

So here's what it looked like outside:


And here's inside (I have no idea who those two folks are, but I love that they're now smiling on my blog):

Oh, and just as an added little kick, there were crocuses popping up all around the pond above. I think I'm a good 20 days from seeing any bulbs pop up around here. *le sigh*

P.S. While I was in Northampton, I went to a salon got my hair did. Holla! And then I made an appointment with the same guy to do some highlights in a couple of weeks. My mom nearly fainted with delight when I told her.

8 comments:

P said...

As someone who has lichen growing on 80% of her body, I can relate. WHEN IS SPRING GOING TO BE HERE TO STAY, DAMMIT?

Gorgeous bulbs. Bulbz!

Clementine said...

Girl, I'm getting ready to put a boot up spring's ass. Serious.

ThePeachTree said...

Holla! This has totally made my three days of gray SO much brighter :)

Designers' Brew said...

aw, where in Mass do you live? I went to Williams so I am mega-nostalgic about that area... I miss it! (Though not THIS time of year).

Clementine said...

Williams! Thought I was gonna go there up until senior year, when I decided to go to school near my grandma--I'm a sucker for family like that. I live in Ashfield--it's the new Shelburne Falls, don't you know. ;) And no one in their right minds is nostalgic for this area at this time of year! But summer......ahhhh, summer. It *almost* makes it all worth it.

lillyella said...

wow - amazing!

Sarah Arkanoff said...

I love the flower photos and David Sedaris! ♥

Maggie May said...

i did read that book, when it came out, and adored it. i adore all his books. i laugh snort out loud.