May 19, 2009
Rust-Colored Bearded Iris
Emily's got her big, huge, heavily weighted 5th Grade Exhibition today at school, with an unusual schedule (one hour at school only!).
Our heating oil tank is now full again for the coming year, having been 94% empty. Accompanying stink is here - know how to say "to stink" in German? Answer = "stinken" . Okay, so this leads right into the question, what's a Stinktierkohltal? Easy:
Stink = stink
Tier = animal
Kohl = cabbage
Tal = Valley
Put it all together, and you have: Skunk Cabbage Valley. This was the name of one of the paths at the Rhododendron Garden we visited Sunday (they had skunk cabbage, too). The German language loves super-duper compound words.
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Splendid photo, and splendid handiwork of God.
Yes, Germans love compound words.
Posted by: Martin LaBar | May 20, 2009 1:24:14 AM
Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: Lynn | May 21, 2009 10:18:32 PM
We just returned from Gweel-ar-Moor where we have exactly the same kind of iris gracing our side garden overlooking Champagne Creek. Happy Day to all of your family and your readers!
Love you so very much...Mom
Posted by: Patricia Taylor | May 27, 2009 2:07:06 AM