Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nautilus, Negative, Noni, Nopal

"N" is for...

Nautilus. In this case, a fossilized Nautilus whose diameter is more than 3 feet! They grew them BIG back in those days!

Negative. Ha! Your brain is probably saying, "Hey, that's not a negative, but the face of Buddha!". But, Grasshopper, it is a negative of the face of Buddha.

Noni. Popular today for its phytochemicals. Grows just about everywhere in Hawaii (and elsewhere, but I haven't been to that many else wheres). A good overview of Noni can be found here.

Nopal. Another plant with medicinal uses!

There you go for my submissions for the letter, "N". Do stop by ABC Wednesday to see what others have come up with!

13 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

The only Nautilus I've seen at ABC. And it's a whopper.

Karyn said...

Very nice photos.

Granny Smith said...

I have a shell collection, and my chambered nautilus is one of my favorites. Not 3 feet across, however!

James said...

Cool four N's for the price of one.

Sylvia K said...

What marvelous photos! Beautiful colors! And a very interesting post for N day!

Carol said...

Interesting N post....and great photos too...love the nautilus...3 feet!

photowannabe said...

Nice original choices for the letter N. Good shots too.

Babooshka said...

Fascinating and mesmerising images, especially the first one.

kadermo said...

Nice pictures and interesting text to read. I have tried Noni juice, but it wasn't good for me.

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific N's!

Jay said...

I don't like the sound of the noni! 'Vomit fruit'? No thanks!!

Love the nautilus, they are so beautiful.

Hey Harriet said...

Ha! That negative Buddha face is cool! Very quirky looking plants there. I like the look of the Nopal one. I don't think I've seen it before. Can't wait to see what you come up with for 'o' next week :)

J ..de Santa Fe said...

Remarkable ... . such a giant Nautilus! They're my fav shell. I've a group of about a dozen .
Fab Fibonacci and all that.

Jjjjj

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