MMM 352: Kill it with fire

So Pupster sent me this gallery last week of the clathrus archeri, or “octopus stinkhorn”.  It’s not edible, it’s hideous, and it stinks like methylamine to attract flies and wasps to spread its spores and propagate.  Destroy on sight, turn the earth, and bleach the mycellium.

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Those aren’t eggs, those are the immature fruiting bodies yet to burst.

Happy Monday!

Tuesday Flowers

My raised planter has been re-purposed. No more vegetables allowed (i do have a small clump of chives still hiding in there). Flowers are everywhere now. Some I don’t know what they are. So lets have a naming contest.

Ya what ev haters… so i like flowers – sue me.

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Sartorial Splendor – Teh POS Way

My taste in clothing most likely can be characterized as boring.  With the exception of that amazing wide collared paisley polyester shirt that I had in 6th grade, I’m a business casual kind of dresser during the week tending toward black or other dark colored slacks with a polo shirt. Weekends are tee shirts and fatigues – warm weather brings out the much vaunted and ever stylish cargo shorts.

And Then There’s You:

 

Hot-n-Tot has officially spent too much time in AnnArbor

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Garden Variety POS Pooté

So – i was reading something or other recently and came across a reference to these things:

lithops

I’ve seen them in the past – weird little things; they fit right in with the random stuff that grows in this chat room.

I’m thinking we need to have a vote on the official flower of the H2 chat room. So here it goes – and remember the vote is binding – so don’t screw it up:

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