Birdwatchers call themselves Bird Nerds. What does that make someone like me–a Wildflower Wonk? Consider this a slang contest–best entry gets highlighted in the next Wing’s World post.
Just so you know what you’re dealing with, imagine this conversation between us. I’m returning from my walk in the meadows and woods of my beloved isle. You’re…indoors. Doing whatever you want.
Me: The chocolate lilies are blooming!!!
You: Uh. Chocolate lilies sound special. Do they smell like chocolate?
Me: No. They’re uh, just, like, really rare.
You. Uh-huh. Are they outrageously gorgeous?
Me: No. Just kinda brownish. That’s why they’re called, you know, chocolate. But they’re rare! They’re special.
You: That’s nice.
Me: And did I mention the spotted coral root? It’s out, like, a month early!
You: When’s dinner?
My Mate is not that bad–which is why I made you the other half of the conversation, not him. But you get the idea. I get so excited about rare wildflowers, I don’t care if they’re pretty or sweet-smelling or even mildly attractive. I am a total…
What? Who can do better than Wildflower Wonk? Let me hear your ideas.