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The Corpse Flower of Indonesia

Did you ever come too late?  Let me clarify that.  Did you ever want to see or photograph something but were tardy and arrived  to find a botanical looking a bit limp?  Well, that's what happened here.

Without a doubt, the Corpse Flower of Sumatra, Indonesia is the most miserable smelling thing on earth.  It's called the Corpse Flower because it smells like rotting flesh.  They used to be killed in Sumatra because it was thought these six foot beauties would eat people.  Not only that but when they first made their appearance in the West during Victorian times, women were not allowed to view it because it looked too much like a phallus. 

Well, I arrived a few days late and discovered a limp four foot beast, thankfully devoid of stench but looking more like something on a 93 year old lawyer than a work of nature in full form. 

Prior to this, a Corpse Flower hadn't bloomed in Brooklyn since 1937.  Disheartened but undaunted, all was far from lost.  Nature in late Summer has many amenities as can be seen by the pond flower photos appearing below "Sumatra's Limpest."




Okay, enough lurid botanicals.  On to the wholesome stuff.


Harmless pond flowers, or extraterrestrial pods waiting to take over our bodies and conquer the world?


Look closely and you might see the Dragon Fly.


If You missed it, here's a closer look.



Here's another mystery Dragon Fly Shot.  I love these guys because they don't bite people.  On the other hand, they eat Mosquitoes that do bite me.  They don't even get speeding tickets when exceeding 60 MPH.  Scroll down for a closer look.


I love the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in late Summer, But the Corpse Flower hasn't bloomed here since 1937.  I suppose this is was my last chance at throwing up in a greenhouse and not seeming rude.  And see how those alien pods seem to be everywhere?  We've got to warn humanity before it's too late and we all wind up becoming slaves of the jihadist pond pods from outer space. 

It's already too late for me, but you've still got time to warn the world... Aahhhh!


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[Rose Drops] [Frisbee Frolics] [Viagra Corpse Flower] [High Rise Brooklyn Boids] [Ice Age Mammals]

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