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It was a nice weekend...

     Thanks to the sleeping pill, got a great, long sleep Friday night to Saturday morning. Made it to 7 am, wow!!

     Realized this weekend why I wasn't seeing my Evolvulus blooming--because the flowers are wilted by late afternoon when I get home from work. So I was able to get a shot of my planter in the morning when those lovely blue blooms are still around.

     Very delighted to have finally gotten into Poser again for the first time since May. Just slow, tedious groundwork on my t'DoL figure, but it will pay off in the future. =)

     Delighted to read about an ABC article on Summer SAD over at the summer SAD LJ community. The more people like me out there who learn what it is they're suffering from in the summers, and realize that they're not just weird freaks, the happier I am!
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On July 27th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
So good to hear you were able to get some good sleep. Your flowers look
so beautiful. Thanks for posting the photo.
I read the SAD article and found it very interesting.
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On July 27th, 2009 11:03 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
I think I made up for it with last night--hardly slept at all! =P

Glad you liked the photo, and thanks for reading the article!
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On July 27th, 2009 06:38 am (UTC), topercolate commented:
Whoah, and you say they close their petals in the afternoon? Photo turned out really beautiful, by the way. I have this fascination with flowers that are photo or touch sensitive; this one patch of flowers I found while living in the Philippines had to suffer my obsessive poking and prodding for quite awhile. ;)
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On July 27th, 2009 11:07 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
I guess they do, rather like morning glories. Can't think of any garden flower off the top of my head that are touch sensitive--that must have been a neat experience!
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On July 27th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC), topercolate replied:
Was pretty neat! They are called "makahiya" in the national language (translation - "tending to be shy," or something like that). I seem to recall that part of their scientific name is "Mimsoa," just in case you wanted to Google it. :)
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On July 28th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Mimosa!! (not Mimsoa ;) Yes, that is a familiar name. That is so neat you actually got to mess with one in the wild! I've seen pictures, and probably a plant in a zoo or conservatory, but not just growing somewhere.

I'd be torturing them too, if I'd been in your place. ;)
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On July 28th, 2009 10:10 am (UTC), topercolate replied:
Mimosa, that's the one. :P Hahah
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On July 27th, 2009 07:22 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Wow, how wonderfully colourful! It is a pity that they are wilted when you get home--they'd be quite a treat to enjoy.

Have you been having trouble with your Poser, or have you just been busy with other things?

It is good to hear that Summer SAD is getting a bit more publicity. Perhaps with some luck it might lead to better research.
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On July 27th, 2009 11:12 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
I need to make a point to slow down in the morning when I'm rushing out for the bus and see if they're blooming then, or if it's too early yet. Cloudy this morning, so I might not have much luck.

No, just been too worn out/Summer-SAD to do anything artistic--well, to work on the project I wanted to work on, that is, so this weekend I decided to just see if I could get myself to do anything, and ignore the 'to do' list for now. ;)

I'm really looking forward to the first book that comes out. =) It would be neat to dig up more medical studies, too, but most of them are about Winter SAD.