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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Warm Day

Yesterday the temperature hit the 70's here in NJ, and Rosa, in need of some Winter respite, took the day off from work. Rather than revisit old haunts, we decided to explore some new territory and embarked on a trek to NJ's Turkey Swamp State Park. We had a nice and fairly long hike on a trail before having lunch.

While at the park, I picked up brochures for neighboring attractions and since we still had some time suggested we try one called Deep Cut Gardens. I took this shot while there:

Naturally, being February, nothing was in bloom, nor were the ponds in operation, so we vowed to return in the Spring. One fun spot was their greenhouse which contained all sorts of tropicals and succulents. Rosa and I LOVE succulents and have a fairly nice collection of our own, but I saw one there that was not labeled that I MUST HAVE!

Today I will will be researching this plant to see what it is called and where I might get one. (edited to add: found it!  Epiphyllum anguliger (Fishbone Cactus)

The only downside of the entire day was that all this hiking and running around knocked me out and while we had planned on some private fun later on......while our spirits were willing, I just didn't have the energy. I always tend to beat myself up mentally when I miss such an opportunity, but I am trying to focus on the positives and just look forward to our next chance to play.

One other thing that happened as a result of the unseasonable weather yesterday was Rosa's mania to open windows to let the fresh air in. While we DO have screens, I couldn't help but think of this cartoon of mine and to end with a more lifestyle-oriented thought, I offer it here:


  1. Good times in the Garden State! Temperature back to the 40's yet? LOVE the cartoon!

    1. Thanks, Dave. And yes, today it's gray, drizzly, & chilly once again. I'm so glad we got to maximize the day yesterday!

  2. ah i've been so busy and ill that i have'nt been round here in ages. glad to see you found the name to your succulent. it's a cute plant. and i've never seen it before.

    1. Thanks, Fondles. Yes, you may have missed a few things......but you can always scroll back a bit. LOL
      I also found a few places that sell cuttings for the plant. I' just going to wait for warmer weather before I order one.