Victoria amazonica water lilies can reach 20 feet in circumference and support up to 300 pounds each. Perching children atop the massive leaves was all the rage in water gardens of the time. Salem, North Carolina, c. 1892. Photograph by Frank Hege, National Geographic
waaa! i googled this…cool but kind of creepy too. I keep thinking it’s going to swallow them a la Seymour!
Yesterday CC the sloth (from Staten Island zoo) and I went on the Today show to promote my book, A LITTLE BOOK OF SLOTH. I was nervous that the studio would freak her out but she seemed to love all the attention. Especially when the make up girls combed her hair so she looked all pretty for the show.