“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke” ― Vincent van Gogh
By: Proserpina, 4:15 PM GMT on September 16, 2014
For me the glory of the morning is a MORNING GLORY!
Ipomoea Purpura (common Morning Glory)
The botanical name ipomoea is from the Greek ips, meaning "worm", and homoios,"resembling" so the meaning is "wormlike", while the family name for all the morning glories, convolvulaceae, comes from the latin convolvo meaning "to intertwine".
September is represented by two flowers, Asters and Morning Glories. While Aster is the symbol for pow...
Updated: 3:23 PM GMT on September 18, 2014
By: Proserpina, 11:29 PM GMT on September 09, 2014
Myopic is an adjective meaning shortsighted in every sense. Whether you need glasses or a new attitude, if you can't see the forest for the trees, you're myopic.
Synonyms: nearsighted , unimaginative, uncreative, unadventurous, narrow-minded, small-minded, shortsighted
In my opinion the DC school system is a pure example of myopic thinking!
Today’s Washington Post is carrying an interesting article by Pet...
Updated: 5:59 PM GMT on September 14, 2014
By: Proserpina, 11:34 PM GMT on August 17, 2014
The following 'story' was written for a group overseas. I decided to share it here as well.
MY ONE HOUR ADVENTURE
My Remote Shootaboot outing which took place on the 10th of August took me to the Green Springs Gardens. I often go to this garden with friends but this time I invited my hubby who accepted. Once we got there he told me that I had an hour at the garden, that’s it! I believe that I took almost 500 photos in less than one hour! O...
Updated: 5:32 PM GMT on September 07, 2014
By: Proserpina, 1:47 PM GMT on August 01, 2014
DANCE OF THE FLOWERS, part 6
Tropaeolum commonly known as nasturtium, literally "nose-twister" or "nose-tweaker"), is a genus of roughly 80 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants. The name was given by Carl Linnaeus.. The name of ‘Nose twister’ was given because they produce an oil that is similar to that of watercress (Nasturtium officinale).
Nasturtiums are native to South and Central Am...
Updated: 8:06 PM GMT on August 16, 2014
By: Proserpina, 1:08 AM GMT on July 07, 2014
DANCE OF THE FLOWERS, part 5 - HEMOROCALLIS
Daylily is the common name for plants of the genus Hemerocallis
The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words ἡμέρα (hēmera) "day" and καλός (kalos) "beautiful". This name alludes to the flowers which typically last no more than 24 hours. The flowers of most species open in early morning and wither during the following night, possibly replaced by another one on the sam...
Updated: 1:40 PM GMT on July 29, 2014