What made you smile today?
How could that NOT brighten a day!?
There are over 400 different varieties of passiflora, and though some grow wild in Florida, the one pictured here is a hybrid cultivar of P. incarnata crossed with P. Cincinnata. (Thank you, Ben Kolstad for the plant i.d. 🙂 )
I’m thrilled to tell you I have a second species of this beautiful vine growing on a different trellis. No flowers in evidence just yet (it’s a brand new, pass-along from a gardening classmate) but I’m expecting a different look when it starts blooming. Unlike P. Incense (whose foliage features 5 lobed leaves,) my younger vine is of the 3 lobed variety. Perhaps it’s a native? Of course, pictures to follow!
Have any hidden talents?
I’m not sure if this counts, but I’m wicked good at deciphering Captchas! Since learning of its role in digitizing physical books, newspapers, and old radio broadcasts, I’ve actually become quite the Captcha fan 😉 ! Evidently I’m not the only one with this proclivity! Seems a trio of hackers was just days away from infiltrating my fave Turing Test! You can read all about it here!
Are you usually late, early, or right on time?
Let me put it to you this way: I’m ALWAYS ready early if I’m making a deposit in my bank account, or heading to the beach!! If my plans involve other destinations, it depends on distractions that happen while I’m getting ready…(what the Nancy Drew books of my youth referred to as “doing one’s toilette” 😎 )
In other words, should I poke myself in the eyeball with the mascara wand “while doing my toilette”….or the cat coughs up a hairball….or the Keurig won’t dispense….these distractions might tie me up and hinder a timely departure ➡ Unless it’s a bank/beach day when I’d ignore the runny eye/cat vomit/lack of Java until my return….You feel me? Thought so! 🙂
All kidding aside, I’m pretty dependable in matters of time. Currently I’m not driving, so I’m very conscious of detaining the kind people carting me around!
What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
Truly living means being present in whatever moment you’re in–the bad ones as well as the good ones! It means accepting life on life’s terms and dropping “I wish” from your vocabulary. Looking too far ahead, dwelling in the past or wishing you were dealt a different hand: those are characteristics of just being alive—where’s the fun in that?
On that note, I’ll leave you with a few other passion flower pics, and a reminder to scroll to the very bottom for other week 26 postings from Share Your World!
Until next time….
🙂 🙂 🙂
- Share Your World – Week 26 (imexcited.wordpress.com)
- Share Your World Week 26 (serendipityplus.wordpress.com)
- Share Your World 26 (milepebbles.wordpress.com)
- Share Your World Week 26 ~ Whoopee!! (barefootbaroness.org)
- Share Your World – 26 (thesacredcave.wordpress.com)
- Share Your World – Week 26 (caddoveil.wordpress.com)
- Google’s reCAPTCHA briefly cracked (h-online.com)
- Passionate for Passiflora (serenityspell.com)
- The Heart of a Passion Flower (taralinda.wordpress.com)