I would love to have someone tell me what kind of plant IS this? I saw it at the garden center and just has to take pictures It looks like some otherworld man eater. And, you see that yellow center? That’s not a center, that is a chute. Take a look at the side shot.
That looks like an engorged stomach or something else sinister. I have visions of sliding down the center chute and ending up in this thing, like Alice down the rabbit hole. Eeeeuuuuwww!!!
Now, I hate to say the obvious, but this sort of looks phallic to me……….maybe it’s just my warped mind, but…..eeeuuuwww, again.
Anyhow, I want one of these plants in my own yard for no other reason than how weird it looks. Would you think I was a terrible person if I visited the public gardens again and just took starter piece? Oh, maybe the phallus thing that looks like a stomach too is a seed pod. Whaddya think? I could lurk around till the pod opens eeeeuewwww again and pick up some seeds.
If I get picked up by the park rangers, will you come get me? LOL
Simmertime is what I call those hot, hot days of summer. Here in Ohio, the cloying humidity saturates your clothes, the house, the bedsheets, your shoes. UGH. I get incredibly lazy and want only to sit around reading books and eating ice cream. This year is particularly annoying because the back problems have kept me from doing a lot of things I love to do. And it has rained every day for two weeks. The grass grows every time it rains and the weeds seem to put on inches overnight. I’ve not been a good blogger this summer but I have been busy.
The pumpkin patch is thriving but the bean plants? Eaten by the dastardly groundhog!
that little Frankenstein guy is my toad house
I’ve not really been into beading or making new pieces. I’ve been teaching myself a bit of polymer clay work. Here is half the stack of bead caps and toggle clasps I have made. Don’t know if you can see it but the butterfly toggle is a caterpillar, or at least he will be once he is finished. The whole stack has to be sanded, painted and clear coated, so sometime next week I will need to get busy on this.
My favorites are these steampunk toggles and beadcaps.
I got tired of trying to find just the right clasp from my “findings” stash so I spent time this week perfecting my own clasps.
Some are hammered wire in copper and antique bronze
I love making these button clasps. The next time JoAnn’s Febric store has buttons for half price, I will probably go crazy loco buying buttons!. Do you know that some fancy buttons are 16 dollars each? I didn’t know that until I went to buy some! Wow!
The week after next, the grandkids and I are going to start Monster Camp and I can’t wait for that! We are all excited to make fabulous monsters. I hate the summer heat, but the laziness of “simmertime” offers lots of fun. Are you “simmering” also? what are you doing to beat the heat?