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Eucomis Aloha Lily

Pineapple Lily, Pineapple Flower 'Leia

The leaves at the tip of the raceme give the impression of a pineapple, however, they belong to the lily family. They make great cut flowers.

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I heard today, that middle age women are the most invisible group in our American society. Kinda like we don't live here. I am still here. Many say, we do everything necessary for society to remain livable but otherwise, we don't exist.
We are the strongest group behind another middle age woman. We need to talk...although, we do, in large numbers.

To Autumn
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;

Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;

To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;

To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find

Thee sitting careless on a granary…

Site of Wonder

Things that shouldn't bee, and places where our reality glitches ever so slightly.

Marvel at Helen Ahpornsiri's amazing art made from pressed ferns.

Ashtag wednesday

Dust to dust this is a you tube link to experiments on how much of life I do not understand. Kinda long so get some tea and honey.

I finished reading last night The Secret Teachings of Plants by Stephen Harrod Buhner. A buddy sent me this link to two of his podcasts.

Nice listen.
They are the 26 and 27 listing down the page, look for
Lost Language of Plants and the Perceptive Heart

When we rendered the heart as nothing more than a pump

we essentially colonized the soul or spirit of ourselves as rather lifeless.

How much of life am I missing?
breathe in

what plants are you drawn toward?
the mango tree is telling me about myself:
the familiar warmth of the one beside you, wearing the same old worn pjs, can awaken a heart of deep tenderness.

what spontaneous feeling does your plant draw out in you image wise?

the good old days when milk was delivered to our back door and the time the paper cap rose up out of the bott…
Waking up to sweetness!
future grapefruit
here is juicy sweetness valenicia

the honey begins here

Interesting to have participant parent perspectives. Thanks for both of you sharing.

do any of you hate the feeling of only a few pages remaining between the fingers of your right hand when You are loving a book?   Knowing I have something tempting waiting helps. What do you have on your table waiting? I have the Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje. My grandfather had a cat's table. My grandfather critic exclaimed my aluminum sculpture looked like the pedal to a urinal. I painted him white birch trees for his birthday.

is there a doctor in the house?

woo hoo college of medicine class of 2015! Can you guess the school?

speaking of medicine... here is a free read onThe Ethnopharm​acology of Ayahuasca by Rafael GuimarĂ£es dos Santos. The Ethnopharm​acology of Ayahuasca is available online as an e-book with several means of access, detailed also here: