Thursday, 23 July 2009

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


These photos are the copyright of Maggie May.

I am not saying that this photo is good, but a Passiflora Caerulea, (Passion Flower), is a good plant to have climbing up a trellis. The flowers only last a day, but they are prolific and eventually turn into an orange fruit. I don't think they are good for us to eat, though the slugs love them.
There is a legend attached to this plant that is quite interesting to read. You can find out more here.



I'm not saying this is a really bad photo but it was rather dark in the doorway when I took these unusual sculptures on my way into the covered market and it was not something that I was expecting to see. A skeleton and a crocodile made of metal was too much for me to miss and I whisked out my camera.
I wish I had realized that it would turn out too dark at the time I took the photo as I am sure there would have been a night setting.
Both the crocodile and the skeleton have the reputation of being bad! In children's books anyway.



Now I admit to this being a really ugly photo. No doubt about it!
You might well ask what Maggie May was doing with her foot on a banana skin in the first place. Had she gone really nuts this time?
My daughter told me that a banana skin rubbed on a verruca several times a day, would get rid of it without needing to go to the chemist or the doctor. I am not sure what the result is really, as I only ever tried it the first time. The smell was not too appealing and the skin did go a bit mushy. The banana skin, that is!
I will focus on doing this regularly and let you know the result. In the mean time, the verruca hasn't got any worse, in fact it has shrunk a bit! Maybe it isn't a verruca, who knows!



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34 comments:

Cecily R said...

Hee hee! Love the theme of your post this week! I'm glad you got your link in!

Let me know about the banana peel treatment...I'm interested in the result!

Sneaky Momma said...

I love your photo of the flower. Amazing that they only bloom for a day! :)

Emily said...

funny. That crocodile is kind of scary! And I have no idea what a verruca is, but I hope you get rid of yours!

Robyn said...

I had never heard that about a banana.

Hilary said...

Beautiful blossom. I smiling over the theme of your post. I just downloaded that song today for our upcoming street party.. the theme is the Wild West. I hope your plantar wart (I'd never heard it called verruca and had to Google it) goes away. :)

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Bazuka that Verooka! Horrible things, I had one as a child and to this day I can remember the pain of it and how hard it was to get rid of it. My dad finally nurn it out with the end of his cigarette! Brutal but effective.

Great interesting piccies! I use bananna skins to polish the leaves of my rubber plants thanks to Aggie and the big old bird that presents with her!

Wendy said...

Oh, you make me laugh! Maybe there is something magic in the banana skin! Who knows? Hope it works, anyway.
I love your pic of the passion flower. Definitely a good trellis plant.

Chris said...

What a great progressive story. I really dig that sculpture!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I will be anxious to see if it works. Banana peels have to be good for something besides covering the banana. Your feet look so much better than mine.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I will be anxious to see if it works. Banana peels have to be good for something besides covering the banana. Your feet look so much better than mine.

Suburbia said...

Like all your pics! I have been trying to remember the passion flower story, just about to hope over there now. Thanks!

PS My Dr. said that all the verruca creams and potions are useless and the body will fight the verruca virus and expel it it's self over time! (I didn't ask about banana skins tho'!)

Sx

Valerie said...

Interesting ... I hope you let us know if the banana skin treatment works.

JennyMac said...

LOL..hope the banana trick works!

Akelamalu said...

We had a lovely Passion Flower on our trellis for about 3 years then suddenly it died! :(

I've never heard of the banana remedy for verrucas but then I've never had a verruca! :)

Jeni said...

You know that old saying -"learn something new every day?" Well, today after reading your blog, I had to google the word "Verruca" as I'd never heard that before and learned I know it as "Plantar's Wart!" How about them apples, huh?

Wayne said...

I never knew what the passion flower looked like till now. Thankyou for sharing your photos with us

Sharon said...

I will be interested in knowing of the banana works!

Bina said...

I had to look up verruca! Planter's Warts, huh? I had some on the bottom of my foot when I was about 9 or 10, and the doctor had to eventually cut them out. The roots on those suckers are freaking LONG! I can remember it to this day.

I love the alligator and skeleton. Very nice picture. The darkness just makes it that much more ..scary???? They probably planned it that way to scare the kids! LOL

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

The flower is very pretty and a neat read, I am curious to know if the Nanna trick works.

aims said...

Very interesting link on the Passion Flower Maggie.

I think it's amazing that you included that with the pic of the skeleton and crocodile. Both are symbols as well in some religions.

Very interesting!

A reflexologist might be able to get rid of that planter's wart for you.

Maggi said...

What a beautiful flower! Thanks for visiting my blog, I was named after the song "Maggie May", my mom just dropped the "e". lol

Have an excellent weekend!

Chic Mama said...

I've found tea tree oil to be the only cure for my son's verrucas.
Good luck with the bananas though. :0)

Moannie said...

When I was on night duty [nurse] in the fifties, I had two verrucas on one foot and one on the other and there was NO treatment for them then, it was a case of suffer until they drop out, usually after a few months. Yikes, the pain!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Like the title - can hear the sounds in my head.
Don't slip on the banana skin! ~ Eddie

The Green Stone Woman said...

Hi Maggie, there's an award for you over at my place, please come an get it.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

I've heard that about veruccas and bananas, let us know the outcome!

VioletSky said...

I had a passion flower that passionately entangled itself around my trellis for about three years until it exhausted itself. I still miss it.

Like the idea of banana (peel) being a curative.

Working Mum said...

Passionflower - gorgeous.

Crocodile - scary.

Verruca treatment - better than the bowl of salt and vinegar my mum stuck my foot in every night! Let us know if it works.

PS Good that you've broken up - hope the weather improves now.

SandyCarlson said...

These were lots of fun! Good luck with that foot. Whatever you do, don't stand up during that therapy!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Love the photo of the crocodile and the skeleton....scary! Thank you, Maggie, for your words over at mine....very much appreciated.

It's always good to try natural remedies. Sometimes I reach too easily for the pill bottle.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

What a beautiful flower!
Interesting idea ... with the banana peel, good luck!

lisaschaos said...

I did not know that passion flowers made passion fruit. I must be a dork! How neat! I love passion flowers you banana footed lady. :)

Jay said...

If this works it's a great tip!
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