Last week my afterthought was the huge helicopter beetle – but I realized I didn’t have anything in the photo to give perspective on its size…. so here we are, a dead member of its species, which you can now see is nearly as big as Brazil !! For the insectophiles among you, I asked Dr. Smarty and he says it is a Fiji Longhorn Beetle.
Continuing with the theme of HUGE – this is the amaranth plant beside our house. Practically a tree. Austin is saving it for seed. The local name for this is moca (MOE-tha) – and the leaves are our local cooked spinach. Yummy, yummy yummy – which is why plants are never seen this big.
The only other actual Flora and Fauna photo I have this week is this exceedingly clever combo of bamboo (flora), chicken feathers & shells (fauna) and duct tape.
Filled with pebbles, it is a rain stick. This was birthday present from one of our Teitei guests to Kiki who turned just turned THREE. (Happy birthday again, Sweetie Pie!)
For the proof-readers among you here is an amusing sign outside the Samabula Post Office. (Interesting that the problem word appears in bold. I didn’t do that.)
For the thinkers among you here is an amusing headline from an ad in the Fiji Times a few days ago. (Just what I always wanted in a car….)
And to close the week
this HONEYED SUNSET.
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Have a happy week, everybody.
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