What fun! The season's first significant snowfall threatened to interfere with our Costa Rican dinner and picture party for the rain forest ecology class. OK, it was actually no contest; winter weather versus free food and drink. Only one student was unable to attend; some lame excuse about having to pack up and get ready to clear out today after graduation. TPP's advice was to get her priorities straight, but students don't always listen to you. The troops took a lot of very good pictures, and some pretty funny ones too. All in all great fun, and out side it snowed, a heavy wet snow that stuck to vegetation and blanketed our garden. Very pretty. Very often TPP is asked how to tell a Chamaecyparis from a Thuja. Well, it's pretty simple really. Your Chamaecyparis has round ornaments as opposed to oblong ones. Or something like that because after all it's an ornamental conifer.
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