Wordless Wednesday: Baseball and Friend

Baseball and Friend

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Black Cumin?

I found these striking blue flowers in the National Herb Garden section of the U.S. National Arboretum.

Black Cumin Flower

I didn’t see a sign, but upon further research I believe this is Black Cumin. The leaves remind me of dill, but those blue flowers are unlike anything I’ve seen before.

Black Cumin Flower 2

What an interesting plant!

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My Dad, and the Summer Vacations

Every August—right after swim team season ended—my dad took his two weeks of vacation and we traveled north to spend a week with my dad’s family in Maine and a week with my mom’s family in Massachusetts. Sometimes the order was reversed, but we always went to the same places. Continue reading

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