Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat

Following on from my last post about My Black Bat Flower, I’m delighted that one little bat has started to emerge.

April 21, 2018

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My Black Bat Flower

Scientifically known as Taccachantrieri, the Black Bat Flower is a stunning flowering plant also known as Devil Flower, Bat Head Lily, Bat Plant, Devil’s Tongue, Black Tacca, Jews Beard, Voodoo Flower, and Cat’s Whiskers.

The main attraction of this plant is, as its name suggests, the flower, the umbel – a flat-topped inflorescence with numerous flower stalks.  Describing the flower is difficult, I’ll try, but lay no claim to being accurate – scientifically or otherwise.
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The Next Step

I’ve been plaster free for the last three days, but this has only meant going from one stage of recovery to another.

My broken bone has healed, but 6½ weeks of immobilisation has taken its toll and I’ve very little movement in my hand and wrist.  Queue the next step, the ‘physiotherapy stage’ and a state of affairs that has completely disrupted all my carefully laid plans.
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Gardening Makes Me Smile

Over the last six weeks, I’ve neglected my garden.  It makes me sad that it has come to this, but it has.

It’s amazing how difficult I have found everyday tasks with my (dominant) right hand in plaster.  Yes, even watering my plants is a job I’ve needed assistance with because Dean (AKA Santa) gave me a retracting hose for Christmas, and I can neither pull it out nor put it back, one-handed.  Just as well we’ve had lots of rain and my garden is almost looking after itself.
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That Loved Feeling

It’s hard to say what makes me feel loved.  

It’s hard for me to say it succinctly that is, but I’ll try.

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