10. Spent the day visiting historical sites in Philadelphia. Something that stuck with me: We have a Republic, if [we] can keep it. Sovereignty is vested in the individual, not in the government, nor in the majority. Its a distinction of critical importance to our founders, which preserves the rights of the minority. 11. Sea turtle at Aquarium Adventure in Camden. 12. Brandywine River Museum, home of a nice collection of Howard Pyles work - and this cute bronze pig. 13. My still life skills need work. 14. A yummy handful of home grown Sweet 100s. 15. Love this place - way better than gym class! 16. New specs.


Katie Pertiet, Botanist No. 11 paper, font is Georgia.


(edited to correct typos)