One of the plants being exhibited as part of the Darwin's Garden show at the New York Botanical Garden. This particular plant is from the Canary Islands. Whenever I see an interesting plant like this I am reminded of the last sentence in The Origin of Species:
There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
On this day in 1974, baseball in Cleveland hits a low point when Ten Cent Beer Night gets ugly. In the early 1990s I went to see an Indians game at Municipal Stadium. There were about 5,000 people in a stadium that seated 74,000. It was strange. I moved around from inning to inning, visiting pretty much every section of the park.