for spotting Gerry's profile pic,
turning us into an album cover,
and upgrading us to "Raging"!
Our son Ben (age 11 at the time) took the original photo of us
back in 2001 with our extremely ordinary camera,
no special tricks, he just got everything right!
Haverford College Duck Pond ~ Pennsylvania
And we really do have a
big tree in the middle of our yard!
Speaking of which:
It is not growing like a tree
In bulk, doth make Man better be;
Or standing long an oak, three hundred year,
To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere:
A lily of a day is fairer far in May,
Although it fall and die that night -
It was the plant and flower of Light.
In small proportions we just beauties see;
And in short measures life may perfect be.
Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637)
(With additional credit to literary botanist Burnetta Hinterthuer)
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