5.06.2009

The Darling Buds of May


May 1, 2009 3:27 AM
6 lbs., 7 oz., 20 "
H.O.
our wee boy

7 comments:

Camille said...

cutie!

M. L. Benedict said...

God bless!

jessica said...

oh my! congratulations! he's lovely!

Jessica said...

he's beautiful, colleen! miss you guys already!

Esther Montgomery said...

Oh Wow!

Hurray!

Doesn't he look peaceful? (In the photo anyway!)

(Won't last!)

Are you getting much sleep?

Esther

rosa said...

thanks everyone! I feel a blog post coming, anyday now.....still quite tired though.

maita Jones said...

Hi Colleenie!

What a precious little boy..a great reason to be tired! I had the c-section after the long labor thing- very very exhausting. Aren't you glad you get a humungous reward after it all..holding the cuteness :) Bless you sister..praying for speedy healing..

Love,Maita

Read Your Way Through the Garden: Choice Tomes From Garden Literature

  • A Book of Salvias by Betsy Clebsch
  • Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon
  • Making Bentwood Trellises by Jim Long
  • RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers
  • Rose Primer: An Organic Approach to Rose Selection & Care by Orin Martin
  • Start With the Soil by Grace Gershuny
  • Sunset Western Garden Book
  • Sunset Western Landscaping Book
  • The Book of Garden Secrets by Patent & Bilderback
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Botany
  • the Gardener's Table: A Guide to Natural Vegetable Growing and Cooking by Richard Merrill & Joe Ortiz
  • The Gardener's Year by Karel Capek
  • The Hutchinson Dictionary of Plant Names: Common & Botanical
  • We Made A Garden by Margaret Fish

lotsa latin: rosa's botanical & etymological ruminations

  • vespertinus: flowers in the evening
  • vernalis:spring
  • veni vidi nates calcalvi: we came, we saw, we kicked butt. This was printed on a T shirt I bought at Abbot's Thrift many years ago. It encircled the NEA symbol. I wish I knew why.
  • superciliaris: shaped like an eyebrow ex: sturnella superciliaris, the White-browed Blackbird
  • rosa-sinensis: species of Hibiscus: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Lit. Rosa of China, so named by British plant hunters.
  • placentiformis: shaped like a cake ex: discocactus placentiformis
  • nudiflorus: flowers before leaves show ex: flowering quince, magnolia
  • nivalis: growing in or near snow ex: galanthus nivalis (common snowdrop)
  • muralis: growing on walls
  • mirabilis: marvellous, wonderful
  • formosa: beautiful ex: dicentra formosa, a.k.a.western bleeding heart/dutchman's breeches/lady in a bath
  • carpe vitam: get a life
  • Carolus Linnaeus: Latinized name of Carl von Linne (1707-1778), Swedish naturalist considered the father of plant taxonomy. Whatta guy.