Thursday, September 28, 2006

Worrying About Puttyroots

I worry about too many things: global warming, cowbirds destroying the eggs of our rare warblers, asteroids whizzing about our heads... now my wife has given me a handout that says I should worry about absorbing styrene into my body fat from polystyrene cups. In spite of seemingly a full menu of important concerns, I also find room to worry about the puttyroot orchids. Also known as the Adam and Eve orchid, and more properly as Aplectrum hyemale, this native terrestrial orchid is actually probably tougher than I give it credit for. It's just now putting up its leaves, as shown above, which are hibernal (hyemale refers to winter). They will stay green all winter, laying rather close to the ground if it gets nasty, and then slowly die back next summer, after which the orchid blooms on naked stalks. I will say, it is the turtle of the plant world; its leaf grows at a glacial pace (as befits a plant trying to put out a leaf in the dim, cold autumn). It multiplies even more slowly, taking years to form a good colony. So I worry about it: is it getting enough light... is the soil moist enough going into winter... will there be snow cover to protect the leaves? It's probably all that styrene plastic in my body fat that makes me worry about so many things.Posted by Picasa


We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at His infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Whoami

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."

P.P.S. Here's some blogs that I found
of interest
as I negotiated my way
through cyberspace:

Is Jesus God?
Religion Comparison
Watch The Jesus Movie
Muhammad or Jesus???
Answering Islam
A Short Look At Six World Religions
God's Word in different languages...
How to become a Christian
Who Is Jesus?
Around the Well
Every Student
'Thought & Humor'

Tell me sometime what your thoughts are on the above:O)

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