May 31, 2009

Crop Circles and Corpse Flowers Oh My!

I have been quiet in the blog world lately. I am not sure why that is. Maybe it is due to the fact that life has seemed busier than normal lately. I have been busy but I do not recall doing anything "blog worthy". So I thought I would share two articles which I read this morning and found to be very interesting.

First off those who know me know that I am a little bit of a crop circle enthusiast. This particular pattern was spotted May 25th at Windmill Hill near Devizes, Wiltshire. It is approximately 350 feet long and the region it was found in has been a hotspot for crop circles over the years.

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The next article I read has to do with botany. Not a subject I follow very often but interesting nonetheless. The University of Missouri has a Corpse Flower. What pray tell is a Corpse Flower? I guess it is a flower which smells like dead animals in order to attract insects to pollinate it. So would a Corpse Flower by any other name not smell as horrendous?!? Anyway I guess this plant in particular has not bloomed in about 8 years. Once it does bloom it will only be open for one day so pollinators be ready. Despite the alluring name the flower does look attractive when it does bloom (see pic below). The web site below also has a web cam so that you can check on the blooming process periodically. :)

May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Day to the GREATEST Mom in the world! Thanks so much for all your hard work!
  • Thanks for sitting up with me at night when I could not sleep and scratching my back
  • Thanks for reading the Giving Tree and other books to me each night before bed
  • Thanks for taking me to swim team every night and sitting in the bleachers or car and waiting for me to be done
  • Thanks for attending each and every one of my athletic events
  • Thanks for staying up late at night and helping me with my homework
  • Thanks for always believing in me
  • Thanks for being there for me in both good times and bad
  • Thanks for putting up with my sarcastic sense of humor as well as my Dad's
  • Thanks for allowing me to reach for the stars
  • Thanks for being such a strong and positive role model
Thank you Mom for all you have done and continue to do! I am who I am because of you!. I love you!