Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

Mom, this one's for you.

I have this amazing flower that's been blooming. It's called Heart of Flame. Watching it through the days is a bit like throwing a party to welcome a Night Blooming Cereus, where everyone stays up until midnight to see the flower open, and all your friends toast it with champagne.

I can't send you flowers the regular way. So instead, here's a Virtual Mother's Day Flower for you. The good news is, you don't have to water it, or hunt up the right size vase, or worry about its thorns (really awful thorns it has). It won't die on you. And it's one of the most unusual flowers that ever lived. Not many moms will get this one for Mother's Day - not in life, or virtually either.

Every single day, it's noticeably bigger and bigger. If you compare it to yesterday's pic, or to each day I posted pix, you can see how incredibly fast it grows. Look how tall it's gotten!

And if you 'd like to see it close up, all you have to do is click the picture. It will burst into bloom on your screen, big and beautiful and full of detail, in all its glory.

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Nancy said...

beautifully photographed K!!

k said...

Note: kmom sent me this in email. I've taken the liberty of reproducing it here.

Thank you! How perfect! I don't have to take care of it or hope it won't croak on me, but best of all no one will be cutting it, so it won't die in a week or two!

Thank you again.


sue said...

That is soooo cool! Thanks for sharing it with us... and yes, I'll bet there are NO other moms who get one! :)

Anonymous said...

You're so lucky. I can barely grow grass.

k said...

Thank you sue! I figured that was a pretty sure thing. I mean, it took me a whole YEAR just to figure out what the heck it was. And I didn't even figure it out, really; it was the mysterious Lisa in Jacksonville who left the news in a comment.

hee hee! Little did you know, snog dot, that I'm plotting out a *How I Kill Stuff* post as we speak.

I just don't put the pix of the dead ones here.

pepektheassassin said...

Happy Mother's Day Plus One to kmom!
You have a great daughter!