“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 op 16 september 2014
September's Flower is the Morning Glory. It is time for me to feature these beautiful flowers but free time is not on my side. For now I'll just post a photo or two.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Updated: 6:40 AM GMT op 17 september 2014
By: Proserpina, 11:29 PM GMT op 09 september 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 op 14 september 2014
By: Proserpina, 11:34 PM GMT op 17 augustus 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 op 07 september 2014
By: Proserpina, 1:47 PM GMT op 01 augustus 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 op 16 augustus 2014
By: Proserpina, 1:08 AM GMT op 07 juli 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 op 29 juli 2014