Friday, May 18, 2012
Look at those leaves! (s c r e e c h…she slams on the brakes)...
Does it make me an unsafe driver that I’m usually scanning the yards of the houses I drive by? Often when I mention a remarkable plant on my husband’s usual path to and from work it turns out he won’t have noticed it. When I sound surprised he’ll remind me that he was driving, you know “eyes on the road” …pshaw I say! Didn’t we all learn in drivers ed the importance of scanning? You know, to watch for kids with soccer balls emerging between parked cars, anyway….I digress…look at those leaves!
Somehow the camera reduces their impact; in “real life” they seemed so much bigger.
I believe they’re Petasites japonicas…and I love them. In fact the whole garden was pretty sweet. No lawn to go dormant over the summer and turn golden, just lots of plants (I wish even more Portlanders would go this route).
Labels: on the sidewalk