Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cookies with Flowers

One of my friends is particularly fond of both the scent and flavor of lavender and has begun to incorporate it into her cooking. Most relevantly, she has discovered that it goes extremely well in shortbread. The only problem with this is that lavender is not quite a typical cooking ingredient, and so is not carried by grocery stores. It is, however, used in landscaping. Thus, we went on a lavender hunt and successfully brought back plenty of lavender flowers to stir into shortbread batter. I agreed with her that the result was quite tasty. Incidentally, I am starting to add various herb type things to my mental map of where I can gather foodstuffs around the campuses. It is really amazing just how much rosemary is used for landscaping...

Some pictures from around Mudd (and one from Pomona). As always, you can click on them to see them larger.

More bugs


Lines (at Pomona)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Greetings from Mudd

I was hanging out in Hixon Court between classes yesterday and noticed that there were several dragon flies flitting around the pond. I managed to have my camera with me, so you get pictures:

If you click on a picture you can get a larger version where you can see more detail on the dragon flies!

I have been to all of my classes at least once at this point and it looks like it should be a fun semester :-) I will try to update on a somewhat regular basis.