NAME THAT PLANT!..One of my favorite tenants at Winston Gardens is a sprightly Elven lass that,aside from a bountiful vegetable garden,maintains a colorful variety of potted plants.
She has no clue what this plant is called,so I told her I would post pics of it here in Bloggertown,because my readers pretty much know everything.
..The leaves are kind of velvety,with these beautiful symmetrically furled edges.
There's a homemade blackberry cobbler in it,..for me.
..More fantastical succulents,from a different tenant's garden.
I think just about everyone is familiar with Sunflowers,and that they tend to have these ginormous 10-12 foot stalks.
They are grown right here in O-Town,and you can find acres of them that have been bred to grow only about 4 foot tall,for commercial purposes.
You can't tell from this perspective,but this is one of them..
I had to kneel down in front of it to take this pic.
I really don't think it's fair that such an inviting entrance should have a private property sign posted out front.
..I think I'll just ignore it.
I'm sure these are the same species of Praying Mantis,though they come in two different colors 'round these parts.
I'm guessin' these are both males,which have more slender abdomens than females.
..I'll attach no anthropomorphic significance to that.
Okay...Rasputin is just an idiot.
Back when I was a real fossil hound,scouring the canyons of Colorado,I would travel for miles with my eye to the ground in search of bits of dinosaur bone,arrowheads,ammonites,and the like.
Once,after hours of being hunched over focusing on whatever was 2 feet in front of me,I sat down on a cliff side to take a break.
Stretching the kinks out of my neck and back,I noticed that the whole face of the cliff was covered with fossilised plant stems and leaves.
It was really quite cool.
I left them in situ,because that's the kind of fossil guy I am.
I did,however,make a mental note to myself that every once in a while,..it's important to look up..