Just a gallimaufry of photos 📷
I can never resist the urge to touch it!
It was a game we used to play. The neighbourhood kids would try to outdo one another — touching and closing as many leaves as we possibly could!
Stimuli like heat, wind, or touch cause the leaves of the plant to droop or fold inward for several minutes. It's almost like it's playing dead. The leaves also close in the dark and reopen in the light. The impact of the stimulus determines how quickly the leaves close up. If the plant is struck forcefully with the flick of a finger, the leaves will close up in the blink of an eye. Although some botanists theorise that it may be a defence mechanism, the cause of this unusual behaviour is unknown.
The mocha rum cake is to die for!
QUEEN OF HEAVEN
Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.
Queen of families, pray for us.
Queen of peace, pray for us. 🙏🏻
FROM THE TRAVEL ARCHIVES
The semi-automated process requires the operator to press a half-shell coconut onto a scary-looking rotary contraption with badass spikes.