april 23

My picture for the day didn't turn out very well (that's what happens when I wait until after dark), so I just posted it over on flickr. This one, though, I like. I might take it again without that twig when it finally stops raining.

Can anyone tell me the name of this adorable weed?

How do you feel about Mondays? I kind of like them. (I know.) I annihilated my to-do list at work today. That feels so good.

In other news, it's going to be Adam's 30th birthday on Saturday, and he wants a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I'm going to try to talk him into letting me try a recipe other than his mom's, just for variety's sake. In case he agrees (not that he has to, since it is his birthday, after all), do you have a good one to share?

Happy Monday!


  1. That is Ground Ivy, or "Creeping Charlie", though I haven't a clue how it got the latter name (see Glechoma hederacea). Sadly I don't have a cake recipe for you. Have a happy celebration!

  2. I was going to say, that looks like Henbit! We just had a discussion about this on my blog and Blog FB page! It the stem is square instead of round, it could be dead nettle!

  3. Your friends are quick (and good!). :) I was going to say dead nettle or creeping charlie. My 16 year old tried to set me straight as to the difference but I always get them mixed up. I tell him to keep in mind that my brain is 48 years old and his is only 16 and to please stop rolling his eyes at me. LOL!

  4. Thanks so much, guys! Creeping Charlie it is. And it is creeping, all right! It's starting to take over a section of our yard, which I really don't mind. :)

  5. Anonymous4/24/2012

    We call it ground ivy around here. The bees like it.


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