Sunday, September 09, 2007

Carmen Miranda In The Garden

I'm pretty easily amused and pleased... certainly finding this seed head on a jack in the pulpit was to me worth a walk in the woods today; it looks like one of the multi-colored fruit arrangements that used to sit on top of Carmen Miranda's head (you remember her... or, maybe you don't... the Brazilian Bombshell, she called herself, who used to sing and dance around in those old movies, while wearing an arrangement of tropical fruit on top of her head).
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I've never seen this kind of seed head.
Tell me more about this Jack in the Pulpit plant please.
Delighted... native jack in the pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum; grows three foot tall, all over the woods here, and seeds into my flower beds, where it's actually kind of invasive. The seed heads turn bright red eventually.
LOL, yeah! As soon as you mentioned her name I could picture her big fruit headdress ... :)
Olivia... yah, she was in some really goofy old B&W movies, and maybe was best known for being in that Walt Disney cartoon with live inserts; I don't remember the name of it but it had the parrot (Jose Caramba or something like that).
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