OT bulb exploration and finding sundews instead

Adam Fikso adam14113@ameritech.net
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:29:04 PDT
That kind of experience can stick with you--for recall later when you might 
need it in the winter ort a super dry spell .  Nice!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Justin Smith" <oothal@hotmail.com>
To: <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:14 PM
Subject: [pbs] OT bulb exploration and finding sundews instead

Hi all or really hi to those reading this:

After talking with Alberto via email yesterday I decided to go look for a 
patch of Herbertia lahue that I had seen last year. I also went and looked 
at the patch of Alophia drummondii down the road.

After doing a numbers count on the A. drummondii I went looking for the H. 
lahue. I know the area where they are but I could not see even one. It is 
past their bloom time so I will just have to wait until next year.

Anyway I got in my car and drove down the road a little more until I found 
where water was seeping out of the side of an embankment. I got out and 
hobbled over to see if I could find anything of interest. Seeing nothing at 
all I looked down so that I would not step into the water and there I saw 
the most magnificent sight. I was standing in the middle of a patch of 
sundews. Hundreds of them. I moved off of them as best I could. A lot of 
them were in bloom, they had red leaves with little flower stalks and the 
most unusual little bloom shaped like a cup and redish in color. I knew 
sundews were in this area and I had seen them before but only as 1 or 2 
plants. This was hundreds of them. What a spectacular sight! Each was about 
1 inch (2.5cm i think that is) across. I could only take a few pics because 
of my disability getting low to the ground is most difficult unless I just 
sit down. But it was a bit wet there.

Well I could not believe my luck but I was tired so I got back into my car. 
I drove down a little farther along the road. I saw another seepage. I said 
what the heck and I got out and hobbled over and was more careful this time. 
What did I see? Hundreds more sundews! These had Green leaves! and not red! 
They also were in bloom and had beautiful yellow flowers of the strangest 
shape. Like a space craft of some kind. lol Since I was hurting badly I took 
a couple of pics and called it quits.

I will wait for a day when I feel good and take me something to sit on and 
try to take pics with my tripod.

Though they are not bulbs I am just so excited to see hundreds of sundews 
and I had to tell somebody. lol

Take care everyone


Woodville, TX 8b/9a

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