Thursday, May 10, 2007

We Don't Want Any More Bloody Lupines!!!

After the last post, I feared we might be mistaken for Slashdot, so I took a few pictures while on my lunch time walk at the Nature Park.



Oregon Wild Iris, also known simply as Flag



Our own little wild strawberry blooms. They are good if you like a hard little knot of seeds. Along the northern Oregon Coast, you can get some small, but quite tasty wild strawberries.



Fringe cups. There are actually several species of this delicate little saxifrage. The flowers are green with just a tinge of red of the very tips of the sepals/petals.



This little beauty is the Inside Out Flower, whose petals are bent backwards appearing to lay bare the outside of the flower parts as the inside. Very pretty, small blooms are scarcely 1 cm diameter.



I believe this is Candy Flower. It makes an attractive forest ground cover.



A few mushrooms are hanging on out there.



Here are the "title track" lupines. The title of the post comes from the "Dennis Moore" comedy sketch by Monty Python. The main character, Dennis Moore, steals lupines from the rich and gives them to the poor who become less than thankful as time goes on. Lupines are legumes and they pull nitrogen from the atmosphere and add it to the soil, so in addition to being a comedic prop, lupines are also important to the restoration of the soil.

Nonetheless, I think it is important to mention... OS/2! OS/2! OS/2! OS/2! OS/2!

10 comments:

Dean Wormer said...

Nice tie-in with the post quote.

Can we talk about computers on this thread or must it be all about lupines?

Swinebread said...

Lupines and computers... can't we all just get along?

ladybug said...

The flower pictures are one of my favorites subjects of your posts, snabby! I hope we can get some more as time goes by...

Don Snabulus said...

DW,

Lupines are nature's computers, aren't they?

SB,

I've never known strife between lupines and computers.

LB,

Okay! Let's get married (again)

DewKid said...

Yeah, but do lupines have remote assistance? I didn't think so!! HA!!!!!!!!!!!

Narrator: it was at that precise point in time, that Dewkid was transformed into a cabbage.

The Moody Minstrel said...

And the cabbage proudly displayed its Microsoft logo.

Wait, what...?

Don Snabulus said...

But I thought cabbages could only do VNC...

Anonymous said...

Voice of Graham Chapman: Alright, stop that. This sketch has become too silly.

Momo the Wonder Dog said...

Always like the flower pics...especially lupines.

"Wait a tic... blimey, this redistribution of wealth is trickier than I thought."

Your OS2 or your lupines!

The Moody Minstrel said...

Dum dum dum...