grannys gone and done it

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  1. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

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    napdognewfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Friday night my cats were fighting over a mouse. In my bedroom. I woke up hearing them growling and it got away. I sat up with the light on the rest of the night. Wide awake. Lol

    Today I started smelling something dead. I looked around for that mouse. I didn't find a body, but I found my flower blooming!

    Stapelia gigantea. Starfish flower. It smells like something died and is polinated by flies.

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    I didn't! I'll have to see it later.

    Everything is fine here! The sun is shining and the river is down! :celebrate
     
  4. Wishing4Wings

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    Thank goodness it will mask the scent of any dead mice the cats drag in! [​IMG]

    That's pretty cool. There was a similar "carrion" flower in the Bay Area that people were waiting around to see open, and smell the bloom. Guess it only blooms once or maybe every fifty years or something, and the plant was the size of a person. Quite an event that made the local news coverage. It was enough for me to see it on tv, without smell-o-vision!
     
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    it is the 6 quart. I love it! It's shiny [​IMG]
     
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    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    That's a once in a lifetime event. I'd love to see something like that.
     
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    Tippylou Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  9. napdognewfie

    napdognewfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Corpse flower Amorphophallys titanum. That is on my wish list. It takes a long time to bloom like years and years. It gets 5 feet tall and smells as bad as a dead deer. Lol After blooming, it dies and catches up with the stench. Lol Then you get a cool seed pod.

    I would charge $1 to smell it and raise money for something.
     
  10. Wishing4Wings

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    That was it! http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/20...tinky-bloom-at-uc-berkeleys-botanical-garden/


    I want to go the rain forest and find a Rafflesia. [​IMG] Among other things. Actually, it wouldn't be too bad if I didn't find one, unless there were cool frogs nearby!

    No rain forest today. Only going to make it as far as the local Costco. Got to get going now. [​IMG] Hot dog. here I come!
     
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