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A Friday's Hunt on a Saturday

Today I'm participating in the Friday's Hunt, a new weekly meme hosted by Teresa of Eden Hills. You have until Sunday to hook up. Click here to join and/or to check out the participants. It's trés fun! Now, on with my finds.

Starting with B



That's the Mama's tiny banana grove in August. It didn't get as full as usual last year because of the drought. The grove usually yields two to five banana blossoms, which the Mama sometimes harvest for us to eat. Sometimes tiny bananas grow, but the cool weather sets in before they can ripen.

Here's what the banana grove looks like today. I pruned the dried tops of the banana stalks (Are they called trunks?) last week. They'll grow back by Spring. Hopefully. This is the first year I pruned the grove without the Mama's instructions.


Week's Favorite



Molly the Cat yawned just as I snapped the camera. I think she did it on purpose. She doesn't care for me taking photos of her. I wonder what she'd say if she knew I posted her photos online. Shhhh! Don't anyone ever tell her.

Outside 



I finally got a shot of one of the birds sharing our persimmon crop this year. Tweet, tweet.


Comments

  1. Thanks so much for joining in this week. I'm amazed at those bananas. I really need to try and get me a dwarf one that I can have in my house. Molly is very pretty. I have a Bob cat that purposely ruins my photos too. Nice shot of the bird. I have them eating my frozen crabapples right now.

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    1. I'm enjoying your party, Teresa. :-) I didn't know there are dwarf banana plants for indoors. That would be fun to try growing.

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  2. I didn't know banana plants came back from year to year -- I thought they were one time/one fruit harvest.

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    1. I don't know about the fruit harvest, but it would make sense. I've never noticed if a stalk has blossomed the following year. I just know that the stalks near the fence blossom.

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  3. Hi Susie ~~ Nice pictures. Molly the Cat may be a star!!!
    Since Mama doesn't get bananas she might like to try Ginger instead. Our ginger plants didn't get quite that high and were a little bussier but in the late spring they have the prettiest flowers.
    I dug up one bulb, I may try to grow them here in Katy (Texas):
    http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/search?q=matured
    ..

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    1. Her ginger plants don't blossom at all. I don't know why. Every year I think they'll bloom. Nope. If we're clear of the drought this year, I'll look for more ginger to grow.

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  4. Great pictures! Molly looks like she is not happy that her picture was taken. What did your mom say after you trimmed her banana plant? You're brave!

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    1. "I hope you didn't cut them too low." Me, too. I don't think I did.

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  5. BANANAS - what a cross difference to our relativly cold Germany!
    Herzlich Pippa

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  6. I like you cat but I agree, she does NOT want her photograph taken. I am sure the bananas will grow again. Have a lovely week ahead.

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  7. I played too (http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/) I love your yawning cat, what a nice picture !

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  8. I hope your banana "grove" grows back. I've eaten some tiny bananas off the tree (did a blog once) and they are delicious!

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    1. Cool! Maybe this year, the weather will hold for the bananas to ripen.

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  9. I hope you get a crop of bananas this year! I'm attempting to grow figs on a tiny tree cutting I purchased and if it can make it through our Ontario winter, I'll be happy.

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    1. Good luck with your figs. That's another tree I'd like to plant.

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  10. Your Molly the Cat secret is safe with us! ... Do you think the Mama was secretly watching you?

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    1. I was wondering about that. I even looked a couple of times at the windows. I was hard to tell.

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  11. I love the Molly cat yawn. Hoping you get many bananas this year.

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  12. UH-OH! I hope Molly doesn't find out! So, I had no idea babna plants need to be pruned. I learned something new.

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    1. We do because the frost gets them. I don't know what it's like in tropical areas.

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