Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Look Alike Plants? Or Relatives?

November 26, 2019

Good morning.  Today is supposed to be a beautiful day, warm and sunny.  I've been up for a couple hours, breakfast done, trash and recycles taken out to bins, and I'm ready to start a new day.  Joe is off work this week so Pogo has been getting his turkey treat really early in the morning.  Between 6 and 7 a.m. 

I don't know how Pogo figured out that Joe is home every day, but he's out at my pantry door right around 6 o'clock in the morning just waiting to bark at anything or anyone who might move about in the house.  I think he maybe can smell the coffee that Joe is brewing.  Either way, if I'm not already up, then that does the trick.

With my respiratory problems, I'm always on the lookout for anything that might help.  I came across an article about Mullein Tea and ordered some.  So far, I have no thoughts on whether or not it helps.  Maybe I haven't been drinking it long enough.

Mullein is really quite beautiful.  It looks a lot like the plants in my yard that I call Evening Primrose.  Now I'm going to have to do some research to find out what my plant really is.  My plant grows quite tall and the leaves and flowers are quite similar.  If anyone has any information on these two plants, please let me know.

I only did a little bit of wrapping yesterday.  I guess I just wasn't in the right mood to do much of it.  Sometime between now and tomorrow, I'd like to get out to buy a birthday card.  I need to have it in the mail by tomorrow in order for it to get to its destination in time.  That means that I have to get a package in the mail too.  My goodness, I'm getting way behind all of a sudden. 

Here's a picture that I borrowed from the web.  I don't know who the author is but I thought it was too cute not to be shared.  I've never seen a baby otter.  My goodness, this Mom and baby are so beautiful! 

Now I'm off to get that package wrapped and labelled so that I can get it to the Post Office.  While I'm out I'll pick up the birthday card.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

1 comment:

Steve Reed said...

Apparently mullein and evening primrose aren't even in the same family, which is interesting because they do look vaguely alike. Mullein is a type of Verbascum, and we have Verbascum (a different variety) in our garden. Evening primrose, meanwhile, is from the family Oenothera. (I didn't know this until I looked it up in response to your question!)