Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday Vignette, ropes

Working my way under the (dead) Acacia dealbata, and around the (sideways) Grevillea austalis, to get to the Hamamelis x intermedia 'Rochester' (Monday's vase) I stopped to admire the stock tank pond. There was still a thin layer of ice, which caused all the rope-like stems of the Aeschynomene fluitans (Giant Sensitive Fern) up on top of the "water"

Kind of Octopus-like, don't you think?

Ropes, giant ropes. Perhaps reaching out to ensnare us...if we're not paying attention. But we're all paying attention. Right?

Weather Diary, January 31: Hi 41/ Low 33/ Precip.02
January ended as the coldest month since December 1985, and the coldest January since 1979

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  1. More importantly - are we paying attention to the right things??? Being in my Portland bubble frankly scares the crap out of me right now. What do people see in the rest of the country? Anyway, I remember gawking at photos of that fern last year, and developing indecent feelings for it. Is it hardy, or are your ropey tentacles the end of it? Sorry about your dealbata - mine was still in a pot, so got moved inside. I already killed one - in 2013.

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    1. Some sites list the water fern as hardy to Zone 8, but I've not been successful in overwintering it. Hopefully I will be able to track down another this summer! As for the Acacia I knew it wasn't a long term garden addition. They grow so fast I've learned to love them while I can.

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  2. Yes, we ARE paying attention!

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    1. And I am really enjoying your slightly politicized posts!

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  3. Like something from the deep sea, brought up by an anomalous current caused by climate change. So we shouldn't have to deal with another month like January for another 30 years, right? Right?...

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    1. Or until next winter. (see climate change reference)

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  4. Trying to pay attention. They say after you take in that first lungfull of water, it all becomes very peaceful...

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    1. Oh gawd Peter, you had me laughing and crying at the same time.

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  5. Looks rather ominous to me, but perhaps that's just the current grid through I am viewing things.

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  6. Reminds me of dividing waterlilies, cool and creepy at the same time.

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    1. I really should divide my waterlilies this year, assuming they're still alive. It seems like such a messy job...

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  7. Some beautiful patterns in there but the ropey things strike me as sorta creepy.

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  8. That does look a lot like tentacles, reaching out trying to grab you.

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    1. And pull you under...where you can't be heard.

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  9. Triffids! Or being the medic that I am reminded me also of placenta...

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    1. Funny I thought placenta too, but decided not to go there.

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  10. We need to keep paying attention...or else.

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