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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Poppers have arrived at the Arboretum!

* This post is dedicated to Megan & Lauren Neiheisel and my own momma – and any other co-lovers of popping impatients.

I recognize that this post may require some explanation.  OK, everyone knows impatient flowers, right?  Shade-loving (until crazy scientist created a sun-tolerant variety) , colorful plants.  Really durable, really pretty = really popular.  Well, I love them.  But not only for their beauty, but for their entertainment value.  They have a seed pod that will pop when ready and disperse their seeds (nature is very clever).  Or, you can pop them!   It really is fun.

Well, I check every impatient that I see, and they are finally ready at the arboretum!  I was downright giddy to share this tradition with abi.  She loved it too!  No surprise here though – it’s in her genes.

Share in our goofiness.

(This is the seed pod I’m talking about)

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After the pop!  It’s SO fun!! 

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Because who doesn’t love some arboretum time?

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She sat here for about a minute (that is a long time in 16 month land!) and just investigated the pumpkin’s stem.  I love the budding scientist in her!!

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The arboretum has had recreations of houses from storybooks for quite some time now– and we’ve somehow missed this one!  It’s a Russian folktale, ‘Teremok’ – basically a lot of animals cram into a little wooden house.  Creative and clever – we like it.

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2 comments:

Dressed-Up Dots said...

she is simply glorious!!! much love......

Rachel said...

I need to do some popping!!!