The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: plants

the very marrow

15 January 2004, around 15.52.

I’ve reached a point where the OED is of no use, for it cannot tell me why some people call them zucchini and other people call them courgettes, nor can it tell me on earth they were not more popular before the mid-twentieth century. The most it can say is that the young fruit of […]

Crambe repetita (7)

5 April 2004, around 8.18.

Alexander Pope, Martinus Scriblerus.


26 December 2005, around 20.56.

Plants around the house, Portland, OR

A view (44)

2 September 2015, around 11.20.

midday, Portland

qualms before a storm

1 May 2023, around 15.55.

Not a skunk cabbage. The swamp discourages casual camera-carrying. It is the short period of the year when the ground is damp enough, but the weather is dry enough, that fires for burning yard debris are permitted. A week of sun has more or less dried out the massive pile containing three years’ worth of […]

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