So it’s the end of the day and I’m taking pictures of the fennel plant near my workplace on my way home. Here are some fennel seeds that are almost there:
These fennel seeds are there. Put ’em in the ground and they’ll sprout once the rains start getting serious (December/January). Or you can make tea out of them, though it’s a lot easier just to buy it in the store.
Good so far, right? Well, then I got on the bus, sat down and put my backpack on my lap like I always do. Only this time, something stabbed me in the leg—hard, and with all the weight of my backpack behind it. (It was pretty alarming, actually.) I took a deep breath, lifted up my backpack and found this stuck to the bottom of it:
For a split second, I thought it was a bug. And I almost screamed. (Thank you, Elisson.) Then I got a closer look and calmed down.
I don’t know why they call it a thistle. They should call it an ouch.