Friday, January 25, 2013
Creature Feature: Fearsome Flora
All right, so plants aren’t what come to mind when you hear the word “creature”, but I really wanted to introduce some of the plants we’ve seen. You always hear warning about dangerous animals, but with all our tramping around on land or swimming/snorkeling/diving in the water, we’ve never been accosted and hurt by any animal (except for that damn sergeant major fish that nipped Anne in the Bahamas – stupid little thing). The plant life, however, never fails to take its toll. And nothing so mundane or sneaky as poison ivy. These plants are armed and dangerous, if you’re not careful to give them a wide berth. Still, we’ve both received our shares of scars from plants such as those pictured here. Can you believe some of those wicked thorns and spines?