Monthly Archives: December 2011

Have a Blessed Holiday Season!

Good morning dear readers and lurkers. I don’t want to brag too much, but I’m obviously absolutely delighted that I am officially on vacation. I want to start off this post by wishing everyone a blessed Holiday season and a … Continue reading

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Cacahuate /Peanut/Arachis hypogaea

The peanut is native to South America. By the evidence of fossil remains, paleobotanists have determined that the peanut’s domestication must have taken place 8,000 years ago in Argentina or Bolivia or Peru, where the wildest strains of peanuts grow … Continue reading

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And Now…Ta Dah!

Who’s a cute little boy? Who’s a cutie? A-booj-a-booj-a-booj-a! OhMyGawd, isn’t he adorable! Look at those mischievous eyes. He is such a lover kissing me all the time! He loves me to hold him really close – such a bond! … Continue reading

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Wild Mushrooms

Note: The first photo was taken before they become fully grown.     I went walking in my woods and took these pictures. These mushrooms particularly grow in the same spot even they are destroyed by kids every year. While there … Continue reading

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Victoria amazonica /Amazon Lily Pad/Vitória Régia

The Giant Amazon Water Lily was discovered growing in the River Amazon in 1801, and first grown in Europe in the mid 19th Century. Known as the “Giant Water-Platter,” the structure of its exceptionally strong leaves inspired Sir Joseph Paxton … Continue reading

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Bálsamo/Tolu balsam/T. balsamum

Isn’t it amazing how a big tree can grow from a little seed? T. balsamum is a tall tree native to South America and grows abundantly on the high plains and mountains of Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru. The species is … Continue reading

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Xolos/Mexican hairless dog/ Xoloitzcuintle

Endangered Species: Xoloitzcuintle The Xoloitzcuintle or Xoloitzcuintli – pronounced, “show low eats queent lee,” – is also known as the Mexican Hairless. This breed was considered an earthly form of the god Xolotl, whose task was to accompany souls to … Continue reading

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The Myths of the Inca Empire

The history tells us about the Incas. They adored several divinities with different powers. Here are the principal gods, the Creator, the sun, the thunder, the moon, the stars, the land and the sea. Also, there were other divinities which … Continue reading

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Civilizations of Ancient Mesoamerica

Mesoamerica is a region that extends roughly from the Tropic of Cancer in central Mexico down through northwestern Costa Rica. The term is generally used to denote the peoples and cultures of that region before the Spanish conquest. The name … Continue reading

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Ipomea/Morning glory/Ipomoea Violacea

Caution: This plant is not intended for human or animal consumption”. The country of origin of the majority and most important of the so-called “magic” hallucinogenic drugs, is Central America. Magic drugs were already of great importance in the old … Continue reading

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