Tithonia diversifolia, Mexican Sunflower, growing well in my yard and smelling great. I planted it as a small 6” baby and it now rises above my house, never been irrigated. By far the most drought tolerant leafy dicot in my yard.

I love these! There’s a 6 foot tall plant in the side lot-I never knew what it was - I thought they were called southpaws, but I like Mexican sunflower better. :-)

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Love everyone, until they give you reason not to. Then, forgive them.


Eliza Bennett - A woman’s work is never done, 2011

Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’.

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