Bloomin’ redbud


Maybe it’s the adorable heart-shaped leaves, but I have a perhaps outsized appreciation for redbuds, which in this part of the world means Cercis canadensis‚ but wait, or are they Cercis siliquastrum? Hmmm. Heck, it’s complicated to do identification of non-wild species….

Meanwhile, for those looking for broader horizons, apparently Al Gore wasn’t invited to chat with Richard Branson and his guests—at Branson’s private island in the BVI—meaning a substantially non-green footprint for that gathering, I’m guessing, with all the necessary jet travel etc. just to get there….