Orchid Anatomy- for the flower/for the Botanical Beauties i.e. head parts!

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

Love-Bird-AnatomyThroat – 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.)

Sun and Flowers

Since we are on the theme of Sun and warm temps this week The Botanicals can not help but also think of Flowers. Being a major body part for most of them they are grouping together and creating a new job for the community titled Ambassador of Endangered Flowers and Sea Plants (EFSP.) They will immediately start a capital campaign called SAVE THE PLANTS. Who is fill this very important position is still to be determined. Since all Botanicals already have an environmental mission/ job they will probably have to find a new friend for this appointment. Stay tuned for more information.

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)