Links Roundup 04/14/17

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April 14, 2017

Fluorite Mountain, Carly Waito

Fluorite Mountain, Carly Waito

That’s an oil painting. Isn’t it amazing?

As of yesterday, all the major work in our yard is done! The storm damage has been cleared, the trees pruned, and best of all: my gardens are in! They don’t look like much now, but the pollinator garden is putting up shoots and the Joe Pye weed and bee balm has definitely grown since I put it in the ground a week ago and just seeing little bits of green poking up out of the dirt is so incredibly satisfying.

I also moved offices this week at work. I was going to say that our building is mostly empty, but that’s not true: we’ve had an influx of contractors who are working on merger activities that has filled up a lot of the empty space. But oh, the office! It is a window office and it is great–I had a window when I was at the plant but the view was of the lab building right next door (and it was drafty). This is a reasonably nice view of the parking lot and the wooded area across the street. There are also some enormous trees next to the building–they’ve got to be 40 or 50 years old, easy. Anyhow, I’m happy with it and until they decide to consolidate us into a cube farm, I’ll be quite happy there.

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