Monsterio delicishio: Floral Friday


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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12 Responses to Monsterio delicishio: Floral Friday

  1. Kinda looks like that man eating plant from Little Shop of Horrors! 🙂

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  2. Strange flower – looks a bit like an anthurium – how big is it? I guess by its name, it’s rather large. Does is have a fragrance? Great photos – capture details.

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    • It is large. No fragrance that I know of. The fruit (inside the flower) is edible and tastes like fruit salad however each segment of it has a black dot in it which if you eat tastes like the strings you sometimes get on a banana which instantly dries your mouth up and screws up the nose. The flower is quite large Lily like. I was surprised to see the texture on the flowers as looking with the eye that is not visible (not to my eyes anyway).


  3. I vote for a Dentist Eating plant since I hate going to the dentist. Sadists with drills.
    Little Shop Of Horror – Dentist scene

    Steve Martin ( as the Sadist Dentist), Meets the Plant Scene – Little Shop of Horrors

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    What a magnificent flower! I could see this in The Little Shop of Horrors – but it’s way too beautiful!

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  5. jan says:

    Lovely – they look like Calla Lilies – related?


    • Yes same family as the Calla Lily. It belongs to the Araceae family of which the peace lily (Spathiphyllum) and Elephant ears also belong. I think It is a climber that under ideal conditions can reach to 9m, with leaves up to 1 m wide. Its aerial roots cling to a support, or form a dense mat on the ground when unsupported. This one gets its monster name from the size of its leaves.


  6. Charli Mills says:

    Beautiful, but loving all the references to The Little Shop of Horrors!

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