Guess what! FOG BOW ! I had no idea there was such a thing – but we got one a few mornings ago.
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Guess what! ALOE FLOWER.
I guess I had seen aloe flowers before, but I never noticed them. These flowers are trying really hard to avoid association with the “family”
… but here is a photo to show that these flowers are indeed attached to the aloe plant. (Or are they acting as a flag for a family of shorties? “Hey, y’all – the folks are down here!”)
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Guess what, Karolyn, I can get a picture of a bird, too, if I really try! Of course I have no idea what it is since it’s not a myna or an owl. I asked Austin. It is a BULBUL, introduced from India. Not a nightengale – even though it’s name suggested that it would be. Loves papaya and is an agricultural pest – with a cute butt.
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Remember this photo from two months ago? This was our masi plants going to Suva where I mistakenly said that our friend would be pounding the “core” into cloth. I was close.
Two weeks ago the friend gave me the cloth from those plants – it is made from the INNER BARK of the masi plants. (Happy now, Austin?) My friend said that the plants were a little old – that is why the cloth is not pure white and there are occasional small brown smudges.
Here is a close up so you can see the pounded fibers. Nobody seemed to mind the creamy color and character smiudges. Many people asked what I was planning to do with it. I had no idea.
Once I got it home, Monica had and idea. LOTS of ideas!
TA DA !!!! And this is only the beginning!
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