"Captive" - Clarissa Cartharn's new romance is based in the dry plains of Afghanistan. Nora Jennings quit her job as a photographer for a small community newspaper to fulfill her dreams of traveling. First stop- Kashmir, the land renowned as heaven on Earth. But dreams have a terrible habit of turning into a nightmare. Available now at Amazon http://authl.it/20r
This flower, rafflesia amoldi , is the largest flower in the world. The corpse flower, which appears larger, is actually made up of many smaller flowers. The rafflesia amoldi plant's blooms can be over three tall. The plant exudes a pungent smell and has no leaves, stems or roots. The large center can hold six to seven quarts of water.
One of nature's jewels that so many may never see. The largest flower in the world was blooming in Blanco , Veracruz , Mexico . Two meters (6 5/8 feet) high and weighing 75 kilos (165 1/3 lbs). It has the peculiarity of blooming only during three days every 40 years.