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In any other part of the world, this philodendron would be a normal houseplant. In Hawaii …

People have been known to mysteriously disappear from this bench. No trace of them remains but the leather of their shoes, a few buttons, and their pocket contents.*

Philodendron, Fosters Botanical Garden, Oahu, Hawaii
Philodendron, Foster's Botanical Garden, Oahu, Hawaii
*I may have just made this rumor up.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Those leaves are encroaching upon the bench pretty good. I guess it is all the fertilizer from the unwitting souls who stop there for a rest.

    I need to go water mine!

  2. Robert — you are a very brave fellow.

    Melli — OC — being OC — immediately told me that the plant aren’t people eating. I suppose dragons are as good an excuse as any.

    Carletta — gnomes just put people to sleep for 100 years. Shouldn’t there be quite a pile of folks behind that bench by now?

    Nea — I did!

    Polona — cute. Enjoy the garden. Avoid the bench.

    Mar — that’s a handy explanation, too.

    Amber — don’t get too close!

    Jules — shhhh! These people believe me!

    Holly — I agree.

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