Safe and Soggy

Florence has left us.

I feel such gratefulness that we ourselves were spared

the devastation experienced by so many others.

The sunshine is a welcome sight after days of darkness.

I must admit, I did not stay inside during the deluge.

This should not come as a surprise to my readers.

Over and over again I strode into the storm to check plants and ditches,

necessary for my sanity if for no other reason.

I am happy to report

the banana forest is still upright


the vines are still clinging


and way up in a tree

a certain nest is still intact.


Way to go Mama Squirrel!


The Banana Chandelier

I love chandeliers.

20151003_112333_LLS I do not own one.


I do, however, take many photographs of them.


That way I can enjoy their beauty without dusting them or changing bulbs.


Much to my delight, the banana forest has produced a second bloom.

This one is much larger than the first. Its burgundy colored bracts lift each day to expose another row of flowers.

These are being fertilized by bees attracted by the dripping nectar.


Now there are many levels of little bananas.


I love how this cluster looks with flowers hanging down and bunches of bananas in rows.

It looks like a chandelier.


The prettiest one ever.

No dusting.

I love nature!