Did you noticed the French theme the last week? Vaboom is pleased to have a new international friend. It is such a nice way to learn words, culture and views of life. Environmental words are the most exciting to her. She giggles for all she knows now is “Jacques Cousteau.” She looked up “Environmental” to see what the French would be and she found “du milieu; de l’environnement, écologiste.” She likes the sound of “écologiste” – so that will be her word of the week, and our topic in general this week. Her New French Friend will be visiting Botaniums soon, and you too will get to meet him!
In admiration of Ecoology Week it was voted that Wessie (Wes) would be the spokesman for this topic this week.
As you may remember –“ Wes soars high above the lands and sea to keep an eye both the Botaniumus citizens as well as the “others” i.e. the WoMes (us humans.) Wes’s job is Liaison of Botaniums and WoMes.To keep the “green lifestyle” active for both sides and incorporate great ideas from one to the other.
The Love Birds just found out about an Orchid Show – Orchid Mania 2011: Purple Reign, it’s in Cleveland (a long way for them to travel)but they are excited anyways. When your head is an Orchid this is big news! http://bit.ly/hsTrB9
They thought you might like to know a tad more about Orchids. First the flower definition, then the Botanicals definition.
“Throat – the inner portion of a tubular orchid lip, often quite colorful. Lip – the part of the flower that is almost completely divided from the rest of the flower, however, it is connected by the column. The lip is specialized to aid in pollination.” Definitions and image from: http://bit.ly/hEjuq2
Throat – the long portion in a tubular shape, connected to the beak, often quite colorful. Lip – the part of the Botanical Beauties that is on the outside of the beak or mouth. The lip is specialized to form words.
(It’s Whimsy Wednesday, and so an illustration of some type appears today.)
Vaboom says Magnifique! You see, she has been hanging out with some French friends – and since part of her job is “to keep track of ALL the new words that come into the Land of Botaniumus (and ) Her title is New Word Tracker.” She is very happy! The sun also means she/they can hang out at the Knowledge Café, drinking coffee, chatting and enjoying the sun! Une excellente idée! (Vaboom loves her new words!) ( see Vabooms picture and story)
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 – 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)