Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Overdesigned Flowers and Underdesigned Communication Systems
PSSSST! HEY PASSION FLOWER!
THE FLEABANE AND ASTERS SAID TO TELL YOU, "QUIT SHOWING OFF!"
If form follows function then the passionflower must be busy as a bee. It has more parts than my Dad's old International Scout did.
WHAT is this flower doing when we're not looking?
If you look carefully at this blossom, you can see that an assassin awaits beneath the beauty.
Passionflower make little melonesque fruits that dangle from the vines. They are edible, but have all the rich flavor of tofu ... so why bother? They are fun to step on, hence the local common name of "Maypops". This is a great vine to have around your place if you like gorgeous orange Gulf Frit. butterflies. Their spiny orange larvae use this vine as a host plant.
This vine was healthy and vigorous with not the first sign of chewing or GF larvae. Maybe it's just too late in the season even here.
In other news ...
The Weather Channel mentioned St. Augustine several times today, so apparently they read Pure Florida and responded to Sharon's comment and my response.
Okay, I suppose it could be a coinkydink.
I see Blogging very much as a two way street ... witness my attempts to respond to each and every one of you. I also like to visit the folks who visit here, but lately, between rural dialup and a slowing (spyware??) internet experience, I can't get around to my growing blogroll each day.
Out here, there aren't WIFI sites on every corner (there aren't even corners) so I can't pop into a muffin shop and munch while I catch up either. A handfull of you nonBlogger sites are not blocked from work and I usually visit you each day at lunch ... Pablo, Laura, Vicki, Wayne. All Blogspot domains are blocked ... go figure.
If you knew what I go through just to get a post on this site, you'd wonder why bother?
I literally go do chores while photos upload.
I just wanted to let y'all know why FC may not have been a frequent visitor to your excellent repositories of wit and wisdom lately. Believe me, I want to be there. Lately I just have to pick a few on a rotation, otherwise my butt would become one with this chair as I wait, wait, wait ...
It's just life on the frontier.