Saturday morning I went down to Dartmouth at 8am to see the blooming corpse flower (amorphallus titanum):
The species, native to Indonesia, is the largest flower in the world and only blooms about every 6 years. There was a line of about 30 people and they would only let groups of 8 people in at a time. It smelled terrible. Kind of like rotten fish to me but you kind of get used to it after a while. I took my pictures and left.
Back at home, I walked around to see what was still blooming:
The Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival is this weekend and I can't wait! I signed up for 2-day class on how to process raw fleece. I also cashed my Tunbridge Fair winnings and a bowl of spare change at home for Festival spending money. I've been (fairly) good about only buying yarn at Festivals rather than online, so I can't wait to buy new stuff!