TIME: 7:23 PM
PLACE: West Monroe Street by the Richland Creek bridge
SUBJECT: Canadian Thistle
A double-header tonight for MonkeyBoy - they've quite a bit of rainouts to make-up. The only catch - it was still 95 degrees at 6pm when they started. By the time they finished at 10:00pm it had cooled down all the way to 84 degrees! Ah, well, they won both games so that was good.
This is another noxious weed that I think is quite lovely when not irritating the farmers. I think it looks like the Truffula Trees in the Dr. Seuss book, "The Lorax". At the risk of being politically incorrect, I never thought the Lorax character was a hero - I always felt that he was too big on complaining about what was happening to the trees and way too ineffective in actually doing anything to help save them. It was the Once-ler who saved the last Truffula seed and gave it to a child in the hopes of growing more. I think that this post at Super Punch really hits the nail on the head.