June 27, 2012

The Ground Flower Nominations

Let's get to it — and then drag out announcing a winner until my next post. Here are the nominated petals.

Sandy's pretender 

Jessie's wallflower

Not sure how this got on the list (Alia)

The contender, read her blog: http://yearthirtyone.blogspot.com/

Maggie's miniature Christmas trees
Maggie's demon power ground flowers

My Fave's conflict of interest
Ellen attempted to bribe me with a roofie-filled bike rack, which may have worked except...

She submitted a poinsettia - Merry Christmas

My boss obviously didn't take this competition seriously

Jarod's Columbine

Jarod's pansy

Jarod's foxglove

Jarod has a lot of flowers

Something my mom sent in
Something my sister sent in for my mom

My sister still lives at home so she said this was her submission but actually it's just another one for my mom.

Not sure whose this is but based on the bamboo in the background, my sister took this at my parents house. They live in a bamboo forest.

My Fave's submission starting to suffer from over hydration

My Fave's final submission

If I were to submit a ground flower this would be it because star jasmine smells much like I do.
Jordan said this was the winner
I said "not sure" attached this submission and said, "there's some tough competition."

Jordan agreed and sent me this

Guy's disqualified non-ground flower from the grocery store.

Guy says this is his real submission

Sarah is a narcissist, or maybe this is Sarah's narcissus

Oh, and Mauricio decided to enter a ground flower from the moon.
I most likely forgot someone's ground flower — if that's the case it's nothing personal, but it obviously means your flowers weren't memorable. Say you had a vote — which are your favorites?

Keep petaling,

June 2, 2012

The Shitty Pigeon

In the midst of a vibrant ground-flower parade storming my inbox — I'll give the last few procrastinators another day or two to submit their favorite petals. This will allow me to over hydrate my Fave's submission so it doesn't win, and eliminate the possibility for any conflict of interest.

My Fave's blooming submission, photo: P&P
Speaking of watering, I have an fondness for most non-humans, however, sometimes the occasional creature interrupts my life and I am left with a dilemma. Like how do I humanly evacuate a family of rats from my barbecue? Or how do I get The Shitty Pigeon to find another perch?
The Shitty Pigeon and his friend, photo: P&P
The Shitty Pigeon recently made himself comfortable on the downspout above our new barbecue and has been trying to make the grill his favorite target. Fortunately I bird watched him and came up with a temporary defense before he could do any real damage.
Bombs away, photo: P&P
But I needed a permanent solution that would leave The Shitty Pigeon unharmed and my barbecue free of his shit. This is what I came up with:

He came back a few more times, and got watered a few more times, but eventually absorbed my message. Now I can get back to watering my Fave's flowers in preparation for the Ground Flower Competition.

I'll leave you with one of the recent submissions that is going to be tough to beat.

Ground flour, photo: anonomyus 
Keep petaling,