Friday, July 18, 2008

Great pink flowers and a great white whale

A couple of us took a slightly different route back from lunch yesterday and came upon some gigantic flowers. They were so cool.


Sujal and I had to pose with them. For scale.


Last night we all went into Santa Barbara and had dinner on Stearn's Wharf at the Moby Dick restaurant. I had seafood linguine with shrimp and scallops and it was perfectly fine, but not particularly outstanding. The view was quite nice (I got to sit right by the window):


And the company was terrific:


It was a great time and it was so nice that the organizers included this in the plan.

In more annoying news, for no apparent reason my feet swelled up today. Like, a lot. So right now I need to raise them for the rest of the night. Hope they go down. G'night!

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4 comments:

Melissa said...

Holy Cow, them flowers is bigger than yer, ummm, head!

YarnThrower said...

Love the flowers! In fact, big and bold are my favorite kind of flowers!

I hope the swelling in your feet resolves quickly. Nothing like having to travel in that condition...

Have a great weekend! Enjoy the weather there while you can! It looks like rain today in Madison...

julie said...

Those are brugmansias or angel trumpets. We love them here and have pink, white and yellow ones in our front yard. Try to go back by in the evening if you can, they are incredibly fragrant at night.

Becky said...

Wow them is big flowers! Do you know what they are?