Sunday, April 10, 2011


It finally feels like spring! This weekend has been consistently warm, and its hard to think that spring isn't just around the corner.  This month is filled with college tours for me.  This past Friday I visited Hofstra University.  At first, I had no interest in this school.  But after visiting- I really got a good impression of it.  What I liked most, surprisingly, was the campus.  It is located in Hempstead, New York.  Naturally, I pictured a dirty city.  The campus was an oasis though.  It was full of trees, flowers and beautiful green quads.  In fact, the campus is a registered arboretum.  Although the surrounding city wasn't the nicest, it wasn't that bad either.  And the city is only forty minutes away (Jones beach only five!!) so overall I was impressed. 
While walking through campus I was thrilled to identify a flower! In an earlier post I showed a picture of a daffodil.  And then walking on campus I put my knowledge to use and identified the numerous daffodils all over campus.  I also recognized the not yet bloomed tulips!  This may seem like an unexciting thing for most, but I found it really cool to be able to identify the flowers.  The campus had a few forsythias.  My mom pointed them out to me.  I really don't like the look of forsythias, but I guess its good to know how to identify them!
Forsythia are flowering plants part of the olive family.There are 11 species of this plant, and they are native mostly to Asia.  This deciduous shrub grows 1-3 meters.  The flowers of the plant produce Lactose. 

1 comment:

  1. Yay for Spring! It's 65 degrees out and personally I would much rather be outside enjoying the weather than inside on a computer. :-)

    The first thing that caught my attention was your use of images. This captures the audience's attention and helps give visual examples of things you're doing and researching.

    Your reflecting in your blog is quite impressive. After reading your entries, I feel like I know literally everything you have done and accomplished. However, I would like to see some more planning and goal-setting. Both are necessary and a more balanced ratio would be beneficial.

    Lastly, you do an excellent job focusing on your project at an "intimate level" but taking a look at the big picture of your project would be a good idea. Sometimes it seems unclear what your main goals are.

    Overall, great job! I'm excited to see how your project turns out.