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viridiphyta:

These flowers in the Asclepiadaceae (milkweed) family have evolved to look, feel, and smell exactly like a decomposing mammal. Their red/yellow colors mimic rotting and decomposing flesh and fat, they have a soft and pulpy surface and absolutely reek. Some of them even fool flies and make them lay their eggs on their flowers so pollination can occur!

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Fun fact: We actually had a few carrion flowers make an appearance during the first week of the Monet’s Garden display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. They were a bit of an Easter egg, as they were hidden away behind some of the more colorful spring blooms, but even if you didn’t see them, you caught a pungent whiff within four or five feet.

Our horticulturists felt they were the kind of florescence Monet’s daring side would have appreciated. I tend to agree. —MN

Mine is about to bloom! It does every year! I’ll post a picture when it does.

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I want to share a few last photos from my last week in Brooklyn. Our last cookout was a huge success. I believe everyone had a fantastic time. So many of our friends were able to make it out, it was great to see everyone. 

Ft Greene is such an amazing place to live. We will deeply miss the neighborhood, the food, the city, and of course, all of our friends. Paul and I will be making plans to come back and visit soon. Cheers to new places, new journeys, and many memories.

After 4 weeks of packing, 3 hours waiting on a penske truck, 1 day of loading, and 15 hours of driving, we finally made it back to Lexington, KY. It was a long difficult move to say the least. Also during this time I have neglected my blog, sorry! I want to share some of the things I did right before leaving and the move. To start, the week before moving I was able to have a delicious dinner with Lauren Alleman and Andrea Puckett at Flex. We ate at the Union Square location and it was just amazing. The service was excellent, squeezed us right in even though they had reservations. Lauren and I got the thai mussels (so good) and Puckett got the wild mushroom.

Afterwards we rushed down to the Staten Island Ferry to catch a ride during sunset. We literally just missed the 8pm boat, the guy closed the door on us as we were running up to it :(. So we had to wait for the 8:30pm boat which gave us time to wander around Battery Park a bit during sunset.  The Ferry is free and you can take booze on it so naturally we grabbed a bottle of wine and headed on board.

The weather was lovely and so was my company. I love these two ladies. It was a wonderful way to spend one of my last nights out. 

Somebody is happy to be in the burbs (Taken with Instagram)

Somebody is happy to be in the burbs (Taken with Instagram)

Taken with Instagram

Taken with Instagram

Another thing I must do when I get back to Lex.
cricketpress:

On the press this week…
Chevy Chase Street Fair
Details:3 color screenprint12” x 18”limited edition of 50

Another thing I must do when I get back to Lex.

cricketpress:

On the press this week…

Chevy Chase Street Fair

Details:
3 color screenprint
12” x 18”
limited edition of 50

Taken with Instagram

Taken with Instagram

Wavehill (Taken with Instagram)

Wavehill (Taken with Instagram)

Wavehill (Taken with Instagram)

Wavehill (Taken with Instagram)