"When I observe the fate of botanists, upon my word I doubt whether to call them sane or mad in their devotion to plants"
Carl von Linnaeus, Critica Botanica, 1737
Welcome to this bilingual (Swedish-English) group blog by family members living on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, "the pond". Our interests range from the scientific to the eclectic, including gourmet food, horses, art and literature, computers, species in nature, history and iron, and photography. Three generations are posting here.