I read somewhere today that we should name a 5th season in Calgary, because it’s so unbelievably nice out. I won’t go into details because I forget most of them already but I do remember that I was all “nuh-uh” to their claim that this […]
I was recently given a new to me Sony Digital SLR. I am in love. I’ve been super click happy, as I should be. While I love the weight, the size of images and it’s a camera that is JUST a camera – I still love my ollio clip on the phone. The down side to taking so many pictures is deciding which ones to put out there for sale. I take a lot of pictures of bugs. Who wants to buy bug pictures? I find them fascinating lately. Occasionally I get the wiggins if I’m getting too close or there are just too many. Either way, here are some new additions to my outside collection.
Dieffenbachia, also known as Dumb Cane, also known as Mother In Law Plant (not sure if there is a joke or insinuation in there somewhere) have needle like calcium oxolate crystals called Raphides. I don’t really know that licking it would be that bad but apparently chewing it can cause all kinds of malfunctions in your junctions and in that of kids and animals so keep an eye out! It can cause a burning sensation, erythema (rash), localized swelling, etc. Find out more on Wikipedia.
We were given this one along with a few others that I’m trying really hard not to kill with kindness or neglect. I think finding balance in the way you care for your plants will eventually translate to finding balance within yourself. The very act of nurturing plants on a regular basis can remove you momentarily from your daily stresses. Nurture nature, nurture you.