Hi back! Since I don’t normally take two weeks off, I made a short one minute video telling you about my break. If you are receiving this in email form, you can watch the video here. Below are a few more pictures from one adventure during the break.
Seven years ago the Denver Botanic Gardens got a Corpse Flower — named for the smell it emits when it blossoms. Lovely, right? I certainly hope in the flower garden of life I’m not a Corpse Flower. Interestingly, they only blossom every ten years or so and when they blossom, it’s only open for about a day and a half.
Being like any other “pregnant” creature, no exact date could be given to schedule around. Those who cared to see Stinky, the blossom, had about a one week window when it might open. Crazy fun folks that we are, why not get up at 5 a.m., drive down town, and stand in this line:
It was an opportunity to make friends around us. The lady in purple had traipsed around Indonesia in the 80s with a friend who wanted to see a blossoming corpse flower. They never did, so in memory of her trip she came to see Stinky:
Worth it? Yes. I read on a thank you note I was writing there are 240,000 variations of flowers. I think I can name 10 of them. Okay, maybe more. But the point is, sometimes I have my nose down and I get so focused on what I need to do, I forget to look up and be reminded of this vast, creative, beautiful world we live in:
Taste and see that the Lord is good, the Psalmist reminds us. We forgot snacks, and the smell was a little unappetizing, but the sight, oh the sight. And that’s just one out of 240,000 flowers you could behold!
I had to throw some math in :).
Glad to be back,