... the most beautiful flower in the history of flowers,
and this other flower that is made from tiny drops of sun and makes you shrink if you eat it,
and the place where all the bad tractors get locked up,
and dirt that turns into magic dust but only real princesses can do it,
and succulents that used to be roses when they were babies
but now that they're grown up they look like this,
and this terribly prickly creature that grows to 17 feet tall after the sun goes down,
we didn't wait around to see it for ourselves, too risky.
oh, we did see one more thing that i didn't get a photo of... we walked right past the queen's house. did you know portland has a queen? it does. evidently all the states do and ours lives in portland. her name is lisa. lisa the queen of portland and she lives between my house and trader joe's. sweet d had lunch with her just the other day. they talked about regular stuff and queen stuff and portland stuff. she's totally nice, recycles and didn't waste any of her lunch. maybe someday i'll get to meet her.