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Aug. 5th, 2014

09:50 am

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Last night contorture class was cancelled again, so tieke and I agreed to engage in some mutual motivation (basically "I will if you will") and we got the mats out and did self-directed stretching.

Things you should know - I have very flexible legs. tieke has *extremely* flexible legs, having spent more time working on this. There is nothing like side splits to sort the sheep from the goats, flexibility wise, just saying. Goats being more flexible than sheep, I figure I am a sheep, working up to goat slowly. We also did shoulders, which feel like a major weak spot on me. At the end of this session I felt all rubbery and a bit light headed, which is apparently a sign that things are working.

Flexibility training always makes me feel like a bit of a fridge tbh. I know I'm strong but being strong while bending is a whole different set of abilities, and because it's always happening at the extreme end of what you can do, I never feel as though I'm as good as I want to be. Hmm..


Because apparently it's starting to be spring.



It looks like a calla lily but is the size of an arum lily. It's short and stunted because in our garden, that's the only way to survive the wind. Last year it came into full bloom in a period of no wind, then the blooms got destroyed within a day, so I thought I'd photograph this one while it lasts.

Some of the daffodils I planted back in May are getting close to flowering now, and the anemones and freesias at least have leaves on. I saw a tulip leaf or two poking up as well.

And last night there was a frost, because the bulbs apparently don't know shit about seasonal change.


I am mostly impressed with the dianthus, which have been flowering almost non stop since I planted them back in October last year. They only have a few flowers on now, but they are *still going*. I'll definitely be putting more of them in this year.

In fact, if it's not raining this weekend, I think I'll spend some time in the garden.

Huh. Maybe spring is poking its nose out after all.

Also, Tangle and Dangle are doing a workshop at Under the Spinfluence - in MONSTERCISE!



Tangle describes Monstercise as “GRRR RARRRR HREERRRR RARRRR!” Their handler describes it as "Their own special blend of partner acrobatics, dance and fuzzy mayhem." Anyway, you should come. They need more victims PEEPLE TO HELP REECH DERE EXORCISE GOLES.

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From:didotwite
Date:August 4th, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC)
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hee hee. contorture to monsters. this whole post. worth it!!
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From:tatjna
Date:August 4th, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC)
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I am told that Dangle aspires to be a contortionist.
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From:tyellas
Date:August 4th, 2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
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I read that as "EXORCISE GORES."
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From:tatjna
Date:August 4th, 2014 10:44 pm (UTC)
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MONSTERS LIKE GORE
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From:fbhjr
Date:August 5th, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
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The flower looks quite nice. Hopefully you get spring soon.

Cool on the class. It sounds very interesting.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2014 01:19 am (UTC)
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The monsters are hoping it will be gastronomically satisfying. ;-)
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From:heathersmoo
Date:August 5th, 2014 02:09 am (UTC)
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I need some monstercise in my life.
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
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Everyone does!
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From:meathiel
Date:August 5th, 2014 07:13 am (UTC)
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I think it definitel is a calla ...
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2014 07:31 am (UTC)
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But it's huge! Like, about 15cm across the mouth of the flower, maybe 20cm long. Do callas get that big? I've only seen them about half the size of a closed fist.
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From:meathiel
Date:August 5th, 2014 08:23 am (UTC)
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Yes, I've seen really large ones ... (not the ones in OUR garden, though. We seem to have a dwarf variety ... )
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From:meri_sielu
Date:August 5th, 2014 08:36 am (UTC)
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That lilly is absolutely beautiful <3
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2014 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Innit lovely? I was rapt to see a dark red instead of a standard white bloom.
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From:helianthas
Date:August 5th, 2014 08:52 am (UTC)
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Looks vaguely like a Skunk Cabbage, wonder if it could be related?
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From:tatjna
Date:August 5th, 2014 08:27 pm (UTC)
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I thought that too, but it has lily-like leaves and no scent.
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From:pundigrion
Date:August 6th, 2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
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My thought on the plant is Arum maculatum. Does it make a cluster of berries next? Do not recommend eating it!

http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/arum_maculatum.htm
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From:tatjna
Date:August 6th, 2014 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, that looks about right. Thanks! ;-)
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From:pundigrion
Date:August 6th, 2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
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Yeah! I love researching Unsolved Plant Mysteries :-D
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