The Chocolate Dilemma

Boubolicious is wise and aware, and he has been watching this story. In light of the up and coming MAJOR Chocolate Holiday (i.e. Valentines Day) he wants to share it with you all.

“How will the demand for chocolate be satiated if there is no legitimate government from whom to buy it? This is a legal question as much as it is political. Most of the actual tools at Outtara’s disposal are legal – sanctions, freezing orders, and export bans.”

Check out The Guardian on the topic.

It is FACT FRIDAY – once a week  (Fridays) the gang will post about an environmental, or other important, “fact of knowledge” that may be news to you. Are you surprised -this is sponsored by Iz’s Knowledge Cafe!?

The party at Knowledge Café was a smashing success!

Dancing Felix
Dancing Felix

All, especially Felix who danced the night away, had an outstanding time!  Everyone was so happy to see Twinkles again. She was late this year in getting to town, storm after storm has keep her traveling all around the globe. It has been such a busy winter for her! She is glad to get to Bohaniumus and visit with old friends plus rest a bit. Although she will have to take some samples and measurements of snow and toxins her friends will all be there to help, making short work of a big job.

Felix is usually a pretty reserved guy. However, the music was mind-blowing, the company spectacular, and Izabella did an incredible job with the food and decorations. There is rumor of a summer wedding in the works (shhh – it is all top secret for now) but Iz wanted to get a little “practice” in party planning!

Meet Twinkles!

Twinks has come in on the latest Nor’easter”– everyone is so excited to see her! Big party tonight at the Knowledge Café!  Izabella is excited to be the host, and everyone plans to be there. Good times abound!!!

Twinkles comes to town!
Twinkles comes to town!

Twinkles – Goddess of the Shimmering Snow (a.k.a Twinks) is a true snowbird. She comes IN with winter weather – especially the snow. She cares about the cleanliness of the snowfall. Toxins in the atmosphere, which make for “dirty snow” are not so obvious to us WoMes, but the Botanicals are very sensitive to them and they are worried. The Botanicals understand that the snow eventually melts and it’s nourishment for the emerging spring plants. Many of those plants grow into food for the community.  Twinkles glides in on winter storms and spreads “glimmers” that clean up toxins.  Notice the glimmers on her skirt? (click on image for a larger version)

(Snow, Ice, Winter Fern)

Yes, it's the thought that counts!

Valentines Day is less than a week away.  The Love Birds message is don’t stress out! Their Job is to watch out for ALL HEARTS, all kinds. Nothing like a handmade card from the heart they say! Or, how about an environmental stewardship fair trade gift from Wholefoods Market ?  At WholeFoods Market Win a Valentine themed gift basket AND a $150 gift card? You only have 1 more day to enter! READ HERE:

Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine

She's got an eye out for the weather forecast
She's got an eye out for the weather forecast

Twinkles is planning her arrival. When she does she will reveal her full self and her story. Clue  #1– she is the Goddess of the Shimmering Snow.  As all the creatures do, she too has a story to tell, a commitment to the community and to the environment.



Everyone is all-atwitter. Twinkles is coming to visit! She will glide in next week. She has not been able to confirm a date for her arrive is weather based. She actually needs some new snow for her travel plans. Curious? Stay tuned.

Whoopie pies


Whoopie pie
Whoopie pie- yum!

Mable is a bit embarrassed to divulge this – but she is worried. She loves Whoopie pies and naturally they make her smile. How can you eat one and not smile? “Maine, lawmakers are poised to make the “whoopie pie” the official state dessert — even though some claim the chocolate cake sandwich filled with white fluffy filling was actually invented in Pennsylvania… no Mainer has to go far to find whoopies — “bakeries, corner stores, mom-and-pop shops, supermarkets, restaurants, lunch stands, hotels, motels, B&Bs, taverns, bars, dance halls, wherever.” (State Rep. Paul Davis & writer A.J.HIGGINS That all sounds good, so why is Mable worried? She is concerned if the word gets out that perhaps there will be a shortage. A shortage would mean unhappy people. Unhappy people mean frowns. You must remember that Mables company (Emos) main product is smiles. This is worrisome. Frowns are the sad and lonely. Smiles are happy.


The weather outside is frightful!

How can it seem like it is raining AND snowing all at the same time. I have to wear boots and carry an umbrella!  Milly with snow boots and an umbrella
Milly with snow boots and an umbrella

These boot things are tough for me! My feet are NOT really made for boots, or shoes of any kind for that matter. Scurrying about is a bit tough these days with all this extra stuff. Oh – some sunshine would be so nice….

Excitement in NYC

Since Boubolicious (Boubo) is the Ambassador of Wisdom he was elected to go to NYC Gift Show. His mission was to learn, meet folks/make connections, and see what he could do for the community. He was there for 2 days and did just that! He is a bit reserved so the way he describes the whole experience is “very positive and excellent.” Others may say “sweet, or “awesome” or even “epic” however, BouBo is not that Urban Cool!

As he is now returning home to the community everyone is looking forward to reaching out and contacting/following up with those new potential friends. The world of Botaniumus is just itching to get  out to the the world of WoMes (see Wessie)!

Thanks to one and all in the grand NYC! I look forward to being in contact.

Botanical Beauties and Beasties

pink bird- Magnolia

All these creations start as a garden or natural element photo often a flower or bud.  Due to the magic of art and my imagination they are born unto a digital piece of paper and join the land of Botaniumus. A  a community of whimsy &  (mostly) beautiful creatures.

Hello world!


Mable’s is CEO of a manufacturing company called "Emotos" that creates smiles.
Mable’s is CEO of a manufacturing company called "Emos" that creates smiles.

Hello World – Welcome to the  land of Botaniumus!
A World where “Being Green/ Environmental Consciousness” is the mantra and the way of life.