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Docent days 8: Finger Lakes geology & mega-yellow

April 21, 2009

Today, a lesson in what glaciers and water can do, why Plantations is a system of five bowls, a walk through Hemlock gorge, and finally a warming sun (and a tiny sunburn on the cheeks).

Herb garden, 8:49 a.m., 21 April 2009

Herb garden, 8:49 a.m., 21 April 2009

Things are greening up!
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Here and there are blooms: daffodils, pulmonaria, dwarf daffs and iris in the rock garden, and lots of yellow.

Peony

Peony

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on Fall Creek

on Fall Creek

The gem of the morning: a colony of daffodils on Beebe Lake, planted years ago in honor of a benefactor’s mother.

daffodil colony, Beebe Beach

daffodil colony, Beebe Beach

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  1. April 22, 2009 9:54 am

    What a beautiful setting! And some great yellows. I’ve never been to Cornell but grew up in Buffalo and Rochester and know the area by reputation. Just sent a link to your blog to a friend who’s moving to Ithaca.

  2. April 23, 2009 7:08 am

    What a lovely herb garden. I would so love to have a proper walled kitchen/herb garden. Just BEAUTIFUL!

  3. April 23, 2009 8:37 am

    wow I guess my feeds weren’t working right because I’ve missed so much – I love your docent series! I have to give a proper tour of Bwold in a week and I feel unprepared even though I’ve worked here for years. I need some decent docent training too! Sounds like you’re learning some great stuff. And your description of the Cornus mas is spot on.

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