This morning Michigan experienced its second strongest earthquake, 4.2. Lucky us. The cats freaked and then the rumbling and shaking started. It felt and sounded like a garbage truck was parked in my living room. It lasted a few seconds. I checked the USGS to determine the magnitude but it wasn't the strongest quake I have experienced. Grad school was near the New Madrid Fault and we had more and a few stronger.
It was beautiful today about 80F which is an amazing change from the weather we have had. I got a bit house happy and decided to go visit my favorite nursery. I wanted some hellebores for the front yard where the day lilies have been removed. I decided to go to Arrowhead Alpines in the middle of nowhere in Fowlerville MI. I got all the other hellebores there and wanted to go while the plants still had flowers on them. The last time was fine but a bit random as I went later in the year. All that were left were doubles (I'm not complaining)and I bought some. I thought I could get around with my wheelchair the the ground is still too soft. So a crutching I went.
These are what I got but not my photographs, I swiped the photos from a brit plant info website. They are approximately what I have. Variations on a theme.
Got home and made some chocolate syrup because I wanted it and Hersey's is made with corn syrup and Nestle's is Nestle's. Mine tastes good and is cane sugar.
EtA: happy Beltane!