Kalamazoo's wildflowers continue despite a mostly cold and rainy week. Dutchman's Breeches were at their peak. New blooms included Toothwort, Trillium, and Blue-Eyed Mary. Hepatica blooms were gone and their new leaves had emerged. Bloodroot seemed well past its peak. Marsh Marigold were still very colorful but the ratio of old blossoms to unopened buds was high. Spring Beauty seemed to have disappeared but the flowers were just closed-up on a cold afternoon.
I teach economics at Kalamazoo College. My wife is also an economist. We were on sabbatical in Europe for the 2014-15 academic year. (Salamanca, Spain, followed by Oxford, UK.) We were in Uruguay for the 2006-7 academic year.