Thursday, November 24th, 2005


A year or two ago, I was talking with a friend of mine who grew up in Philadelphia. I don’t recall how the conversation turned to tree identification, but it did, and she said she couldn’t really recognize trees (by species). I offered two examples, mulberry and sycamore, and she gave me a really odd look. I picked them because they’re distinctive trees that are pretty common in Philly. I had no idea that there’d actually been one of each in the yard of the house where she spent most of her childhood…

This morning, as I walked to work, I was waylaid by a sweetgum tree and the best possible weather for photography.



I finished the wildfoote socks last night and wore them today. (Hurrah!) Pictures when I come back from New York–I want to be on a trolley in seven hours, and I have yet to pack.