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Archive for August 1st, 2007

Pollen grains are fabulous. Sure, I tell you. Well, OK, some of them make people allergic but hey only some of them, not all of them. Others are mostly harmless…

Grain de pollen de Commelina communisMoreover, they are beautiful. Believe it or not, here is some evidence: just have a look at this one. Deliciously spiny, just enough not to look too common. But they are still common, from spring to fall, springing and falling all over everywhere. This one is coming from a beautiful plant, Commelina communis, a garden escapee that acclimated the East Coast that is colonizing here and there urban landspace, spreading a light blue flower that’s not without reminding me of the eponymous book from Raymond Queneau, and Le Chiendent visions as well.

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