“Shelling Out”

by ESP on November 16, 2014

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Halloween candy is seemingly endless this year, sugar rushes sparking some odd behavioral patterns.

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“Don’t tell me…your a Boxer?”

Staying with odd behavioral patterns:

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How about this animated female sago palm!

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She was clutching a bunch of new red seeds in her megasporophyll basket (which are in fact the modified leaves of the sago).

Also on our travels…

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A writhing stand of Variegated Century Plant (Agave americana var. marginata), and not a long-nose weevil in sight…yet!

After a bite to eat it was onto Laguna Gloria sculpture park.

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The installation below is called the “Net-Work”

by Korean sculptor and installation artist Do Ho Suh:

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Gold and chrome plating over plastic figures that are attached onto a nylon fishing net, 

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this must have taken some serious patience to fabricate.

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The park also has plenty of mature sabals.

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Back in the Patch:

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Urgh!

My two pecan trees have been busy of late, dropping all their droppings over as big an area as possible.

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It has been a bumper crop of pecan nuts this year so I naturally called on some child labor for harvesting.

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Now…

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…get off the iPad…

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…and get busy shelling.”

“Seriously Dad?”

Finally:

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Cold temperatures have triggered fatsia japonica into bloom and initiated new growth.

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Last of the mist flowers being held by a light deprived agave.

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I will leave you with a few images of the “Garden of cosmic speculation” by landscape architect Charles Jencks at his home near Dumfries in South West Scotland, my old stomping ground.

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The 30 acre sculpture garden is inspired by science and mathematics drawing references and influence from black holes and fractals.

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Stay Tuned For:

“Barf or Peach?”

 

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