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  • Awe, the rain. Love the way it washes the earth and makes the air so moist and soil so soggy. Down right muddy. Strange things happen in the rain, when you least expect it.

    A couple mornings ago I gazed out of my sliding glass door to the garden after a hefty bit of rain and saw a giant pod growing on my side of the fence from a neighbor’s tree. I thought it looked a little exotic and mentioned it to my husband. I said something about, “we are growing pod people on our fence”. I thought no more about it until my daughter pointed it out to me again, this morning. Still rather muddy outside, I sloshed over to the fence only to discover, that it wasn’t really pod people but banana flowers. I had bloom’n banana flowers on my fence.

    I can’t begin to tell you how amazed I was to see these flowers. I realized that bananas are a fruit therefore they must have seeds but I’d never ever seen the flower. Made my day. Banana flowers, aren’t they beautiful?
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