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I have a plan: I am going to grow a mangrove. You can do it! I checked, and the Internet said yes. First step is to get the seed to sprout. It's possible this seed won't germinate as (a) I picked it (rather than it falling of its own accord--in other words, it may not be ripe yet) and (b) the seeds mustn't be allowed to dry out, and it might have, between the time I picked it and the time I hit upon this plan. But I'm hopeful. And if this seed doesn't work, I'll get another one. Somehow. I think you can order them.



And here is a lawn that is crying out for a thyme pun (I lost track of the thyme... I had all the thyme in the world... )

From a distance



Up close, with bonus clover



And lastly, during my travels this weekend, I saw mermen reclining at ease, while nearby children frolicked. Here is one of them:





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sovay
Jul. 19th, 2016 03:07 am (UTC)
You can do it! I checked, and the Internet said yes.

Hurrah, mangrove!

And lastly, during my travels this weekend, I saw mermen reclining at ease, while nearby children frolicked.

That is a wonderful-looking merman and perhaps child.
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 03:22 am (UTC)
He and a friend were lying so languidly and gracefully--it was very striking!
heliopausa
Jul. 19th, 2016 03:13 am (UTC)
I've only just sent you a mangrove-story, on another venue! :)

I think there's an Edward Eager book, about a magic thyme/time garden? I think there is, but maybe it's someone else.
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 03:21 am (UTC)
Yes, you're right: it's called The Time Garden--and the different types of thyme take them to different times!
(no subject) - danceswithwaves - Jul. 19th, 2016 05:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
pameladean
Jul. 19th, 2016 03:46 am (UTC)
Best of luck with your nascent mangrove!

I love the thyme lawn so much. The mermen are also just delectable. Thank you for the brightness.

P.
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 11:55 am (UTC)
The thyme lawn was so wonderful, springy and soft, and humming with honeybees. I'd love to get some of that honey!

And thanks for the good wishes for the mangrove--we'll see what happens...
queenoftheskies
Jul. 19th, 2016 03:50 am (UTC)
Good luck growing the mangrove!

I love your pics! That's the most awesome lawn. So beautiful and full of color.
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The thyme lawn was next to a church that had a quite sizable grotto to Our Lady of Lourdes, complete with a little spring with plants growing by it and sparrows flying in and out of it.
pdlloyd
Jul. 19th, 2016 03:56 am (UTC)
May your mangrove grow successfully! I didn't know they could grow so far north.

If you've got the thyme, I've got the thyme to find an rhyme for thyme!

Love your merman and child. With only her face and torso in the picture, I imagine her a merchild with tail!
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 12:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, I wish I could have centered the merman more. He had a friend, another guy, with him, and there were more children (there were women too, but they were all on the riverbank). I didn't want the guys to realize they were the subject of my photo, so I just took a shot of the waterfall and hoped they'd be in it. When I looked at the picture, our merman here was over on the far right corner--so I cropped the photo.

Regarding the thyme....
If we ever run out of time or feel pressured for time, we know where to go ;-)
sartorias
Jul. 19th, 2016 04:05 am (UTC)
Oh lovely plan re the mangrove!
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 12:04 pm (UTC)
It may not work, but it's worth giving a whirl, I figure.
athenais
Jul. 19th, 2016 06:58 am (UTC)
I am a fan of you growing a mangrove. I look forward to the change in your garden as it grows and must be moved outside.
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 12:06 pm (UTC)
Any mangrove worth its salt (hahaha, I crack myself up. Salt, get it? Because they filter salt out of the water.... yeah) would be appalled by a New England winter. I will have to build a giant 19th-century-style conservatory and keep it at a perpetual 95 degrees, and flooded, all for my mangrove baby.
khiemtran
Jul. 19th, 2016 09:00 am (UTC)
I checked, and the Internet said yes.

It's great when you have a friend like that...
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 12:08 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed. The Internet is such an enabler ;-)
browngirl
Jul. 19th, 2016 10:53 am (UTC)
A Massachusetts mangrove!
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 12:08 pm (UTC)
If I can get it to germinate!
wuweibaby
Jul. 19th, 2016 11:39 am (UTC)
Just grow it
Sunspot baby, sure had a real good thyme
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 12:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Just grow it
:D :D

Perfect way to spend the thyme.

(Love this icon of yours)
xjenavivex
Jul. 19th, 2016 11:48 am (UTC)

When you said you checked the internet, I imagined the fortune telling machine from Big. I love the thyme joke.

asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 12:15 pm (UTC)
I felt like I was Captain Kirk. "Computer! Can I germinate a mangrove seed?" Yes Captain. You will need ...
roseneko
Jul. 19th, 2016 12:51 pm (UTC)
I always suspected mermen were the primary caregivers - their mates are always portrayed singing alone on rocks. Do you think they help with gestation too, like seahorses?
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 09:37 pm (UTC)
Maybe so! And what an astute observation!
topum
Jul. 19th, 2016 02:21 pm (UTC)
What an awesome plan. I just listened to Afforestt's Shubhendu Sharma's TED talk, he says you can do it too.
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 09:38 pm (UTC)
Oh marvelous--I've searched out the TED talk and will listen to it! Thank you for sharing!
danceswithwaves
Jul. 19th, 2016 05:40 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the mangrove, let us know how it goes!
asakiyume
Jul. 19th, 2016 09:39 pm (UTC)
I will--if this seed doesn't germinate, I'm going to try to get another one :-)
yamamanama
Jul. 20th, 2016 04:16 am (UTC)
Running out of thyme.

I finally posted a picture of the gray fox, by the way.
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