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Hunca Munca & Brothers~

I was watering The Holler flowers,

daydreaming, not paying attention,

when out of the corner of my eye, I spied,

baby Hunca Munca and her three little brothers,

desperately climbing and clinging to the fountain grass.

I had inadvertently flooded their nest!

Needless to say, I gave watering a rest.

Cheers to you from all the living creatures at The Holler~

Note: For more about Hunca Munca see, “The Classic Tale of Two Bad Mice,” by Beatrix Potter.

Matilija Poppy!

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Henri Matisse

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Matilija Poppies are a shrub native to California and Mexico.
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The flowers are large, about the size of a mans hand with the fingers extended. They are the largest flower of any plant native to California.
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They are nick-named “The Fried Egg Plant,” as their flowers do indeed resemble a fried egg.
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“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.” Heinrich Heine