Aby-a-Day – June 30 – Freshly minted (Hipstamatic Monday)

In some of the parks along the Greenway, there are lovely gardens filled with a variety of plants.

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The list is quite extensive, and includes both local and exotic flora.

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But there’s one particular fragrant herb that is of special interest to Jacoby…

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…Catmint!

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There are actually six different varieties of catmint planted in various places along the Greenway, but the type I usually find is either Nepeta “Joanna Reed” or Nepeta “Little Trudy.”

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I think this type was the “Little Trudy” variety because of the purple flowers.

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Whatever type it is, Jake certainly seems to like it!

Aby-a-Day – July 31: It’s fun to be a tourist in the city (Cartoon Tuesday)

This is. as you might guess, inspired by our trip to Faneuil Hall this past Saturday. Although we didn’t actually buy Jacoby a hat (he already has one), a balloon hat (yeah, because balloons and cats are such a good idea), New England clam chowder or Boston baked beans (we actually had Mexican food for lunch), a plush lobster toy (I have one in storage…maybe) or a tacky souvenir totebag or a foam Fenway finger (well, we DO live here), we did go to Build-a-Bear and pick up a grey Red Sox T-shirt with red sleeves…

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(Click cartoon to embiggen, or you can view all cartoons in Slideshow mode on Flickr.)