You’ve entered the domain of MizMahlia: a Whovian, Sherlockian, super fan of Arrow, Supernatural and Castle. She’s also enamored with comics, both DC and Marvel. And rugby. And baseball. Oh! And she also writes and takes photos every now and then.
Her writing and photos can be found by clicking the “Tags To Things” link.
Your afternoon autumnal ambrosia from Kew Gardens, officially known as The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in southwest London, England. If you are a gardener, plants-man, botanist, herbologist, or flower lover, this is your dream world. Kew contains a bazillion gardens, dozens of botanical greenhouses, the world’s largest collection of plants, a library of books, botanical illustrations, photographs, letters, and manuscripts (over a million items) AND they do forensic research. Yes, they do. The Kew forensic scientists ascertained the contents of the stomach of a headless corpse found in the Thames to contain a highly toxic African bean.
Although that really leads to more questions if you ask me, because when that bean got in the corpse’s stomach the head was obviously still on it. And why make someone eat that poisonous bean if you knew you were gonna cut their head off anyway? It is a case for Sherlock Holmes. (anyway, this is from Creative Commons)
The things I didn’t know (and should have) while I was living in London. *sigh* This is absolutely gorgeous.
Autumn is my favorite season. Especially in Minnesota, and when I read on MPR news this morning that fall colors are going to be “the best fall colors in 10 years”, I got excited. Other than taking pictures of these “best fall colors”, here are my other favorite things about fall:
sweaters, scarves, layering clothing in general
a fireplace and a good book
hot coffee beverages
backpacks and school supplies
the “fall/cross country smell” (golf course grass, fallen leaves, exhaustion, adrenaline)
snappy night air
apple orchards (tractor rides)
the rowing team on the Mississippi
snuggling up with blankets on porches/decks/anywhere outside
I couldn’t agree more, especially with your comment about the “cross country” smell. I was beginning to think no one understood that but me. It’s a lovely smell and I miss that adrenaline. :)