Pale Plants – Canoe Boys – Our House

Posted in Mixed Nuts on December 1st, 2009 by MadDog
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What’s the deal with plants that don’t have green leaves. It’s been a long time since Botany 101. I thought that chlorophyll was green!  We certainly have a lot of plants here with radically not  green leaves, but this one is seriously green-deficient:

White leaf plant 1

As you can see, it does get a few green patches here and there, but the leaves are mostly pale ivory, pretty, but a little creepy, like a blue dog.

Here’s another shot showing some of the green patches:

White leaf plant 2

If there are any plant experts out there that can enlighten me, please leave comments. I Googled listlessly this morning for a few minutes on the subject, but ran out of time, as my gestating network is in danger of being stillborn if I don’t knuckle down and get it rolled out soon.

This huge tour ship was here in Madang a few days ago. I don’t know why they bother. Most of them are here for a few hours only and I’ve often noticed that only a handful of people even bother to get off and walk around. I don’t get it:Tourist ship visiting MadangPoor saps don’t know what they’re missing.

Here, have a sunrise while were at it:Sunrise PanoramaWe’ve had a drought of sunrises for the last week or so. It has been grey most mornings. Eunie always has the same (getting a little repetitive now) complaint, “It feels like winter today. I don’t like it.” As if she expects me to fix the weather.

After I took the shot above off the stern of Faded Glory  tied up at our dock, I turned around and saw our house all sparkly and cheerful. I did a panorama that came out pretty nice:

Our HouseIt covers about 120° and shows the entire area of our waterfront.

Keeping in the spirit of miscellanea today, here’s a sweet sunrise at Coconut Point:Coconut Point SunriseI did a lot of fiddling with the colours on this shot. I was going for “not quite believable”. Did I make it?

Last Saturday, we were tied up in Tab Anchorage  out of the wind to catch some sun. These boys came over on a canoe, pretending to fish, but we all know what they were really after:Canoe BoysSo, I won’t go into that.

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