Cross-Country Connections: Flowers

Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in very different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Flowers.

From Mom in Carbondale, Illinois:

April 15 and my Irises are in full-bloom.  Man am I dreading summer.

From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

The TA truck stop in Albert Lea, Minnesota had so many “interesting” displays and kiosks, including this ode to American patriotism. Buy ALL the red, white and blue things!

From Erin in Bellingham, Washington:

These are Foxglove, which grow everywhere in the summer. Taken near Racehorse Creek Fossil Slide in the nothern Cascade Mountains. I searched for awhile to make sure I got the name of these right; I knew the Biodork readers would call me out if I was wrong!

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    Plants wave their genitals around and spread their gametes far and wide and everyone thinks it is cute. People often make it a point to shove their faces in them and deeply sniff their genitals.

    But let a guy wave his genitals around and … oh-nooos … people get very upset and police show up and are very mean about it all … and when you try to explain to the judge how you are just acting like a plant he gets all huffy and sends you off to talk to this sweatered pedantic prick while wearing very unstylish sport coat with exceedingly long sleeves and …

    The lesson here is that plants, with their show-off flowers, are liars and elitists. Sure, they get to do all that fun stuff but THEY won’t let us do the same thing.

    Which is why every spring, just as the flower beds are sticking their heads up, and about to open their flowers, I run the lawn mower over them. *insert waves and flourishes of mad derisive laughter here*

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    Dear Art, how sadly mistaken you are about flowers. Flowers are the diploid sporophyte generation, the asexual generation, so they wave their sporangia around, not their genitals. But this has been long misunderstood, e.g., Juglans, walnuts (aka Jupiter’s testicles). So, keep you zipper zipped.

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