Monday, May 11, 2009

Star Trek, Azaleas, and New Mexico

We went to see the new Star Trek yesterday. A very good film. The story blends seamlessly with the television show and subsequent movies. The scene near the middle of the film in which two of the Star Trek characters engage in hand-to-hand combat with two Romulans perched on the edge of a gigantic electronic drill bit suspended thousands of meters above Vulcan was especially effective--talk about vertigo!

After the film, we strolled through an arboretum renowned for its display of azaleas and rhododendrons. The plants were at the absolute pinnacle of perfection yesterday, and the weather was cool and sunny--heavenly! Most of the plants are not native, but the arboretum has a nice collection of native azaleas, rhododendrons, and spring ephemerals, too.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 12) we're off for New Mexico for 13 days.

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