One of the comments left to yesterday's post wondered what it would be like to brush up against a pinuela plant. Today's post should answer that question, and tomorrow's photo will show a close up detail of a pinuela leaf.
If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you will see that it pinuelas grow in a thicket of sharp barbs and thorns. If anyone says they are going for a stroll in a pinuela patch, you know they have spent too much time in the Costa Rican sun (or something else).
Another comment yesterday asked which of the 50 states I have not visited, and the answer is Alaska (as I discuss further in my response to the comment.)
I have been showing real plants the past couple of days. Chihuly glass plants are being featured on Scottsdale Daily Photo and I invite you to check out and scroll back through those stunning photos for an fascinating exhibition of art imitating nature.