"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Banana Benefits

My banana plant continues to flourish.

Five new plants have appeared around its base.


While above, flower scales open sequentially to reveal row after row of banana flowers.

With many more scales left to open, I am in hope of an ample harvest.

An elegant sufficiency of bananas.



5 responses

  1. Well you won’t be singing this:

    December 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    • I’m not so sure.
      An urge to amuse the staff with my counter-tenor version, whilst tap dancing across the marble floors, begins to stir me…

      December 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm

  2. 🙂

    December 23, 2010 at 6:58 pm

  3. 🙂

    I was so taken by Belafonte’s song many years ago … many, many years ago!

    December 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    • He was also very popular in Britain.
      It was only much later I realised how much he achieved in changing attitudes.

      December 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm

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