Sunday, July 24, 2016
The corpse flower (amorphophallus titanum or titan arum) is one of the largest flowers in the world. It takes between 7 and 10 years for a plant to bloom, and gets its name because it releases odor reminiscent of rotting animals as it blooms.
Currently, the New York Botanical Garden has a corpse flower about to bloom; the above video is the live cam on the plant. I hope to see it bloom online, though I'm not holding my breath.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Last month, my dear husband and I went to see Reina del Cid in concert here in Atlanta. One of the last songs she sang was a cover of Jan...
By Supermac1961 from CHAFFORD HUNDRED, England - Type Dymaxion, 1933, CC BY 2.0
The perfect gentle man dog Last week, I received a terrifying phone call. My son's dog, Kareem was hit by a car. The entire situati...
Due to flooding, this couple floated to the temple in a large cooking pot. Alappuzha, Kerala, India @Shilpa1308/Twitter