Thursday, 17 February 2011

spreading snottygobble

no i didn't make that up.
am having to provide lap to youngest grandchild
and so have been forced to knuckle down and work on the talk i am to give at ISEND2011
entitled 'Colours of the Red Island'

while researching various endemic natural dyes i found


Persoonia elliptica R.Br.
also known as Spreading Snottygobble

and for the curious
here's the grandchild


13 comments:

  1. what a beautiful grandchild you have. I know we have snottygobbles in our area, what kinda colours we talking about?

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  2. At first I thought Persoonia elliptica might be the Latin name for 'round person'... :>] Same family as acacias? (the snottygobbles, not that gorgeous wee fur monster)

    Nothing in this world compares to the wide-eyed look of wonder on the faces of baby animals.

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  3. I can see why he had to stay - he is absolutely gorgeous joxx

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  4. nope, the snotties are Proteaceae. The flowers misled me...

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  5. rumour has it that red can be extracted from the bark..should think that would be acceptable only in a windfall situation

    sweetpea, i like the rounded appellation. sounds like an amusing facebook alias

    and Jo, on closer inspection i think the tiny chap is part Burmese [purrmese]. talks in a little gruff voice and climbs up legs like one. seems to have recovered well from the condition he was found in...wet, muddy, hungry and covered in other unspeakable muck

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  6. oh such a sweet and beautiful new familymember....did you call him snottygobble?
    XXXm

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  7. Lovely grandchild, I need to look into the snottygobbles more, I love this word

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  8. no, Martine.

    Felix, of course.

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  9. Oh I thought your grandchild's name was Snottygobble. She's very sweet and I'm hoping she has a pretty name.

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  10. How could you deny this sweet child anything! So cute!

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  11. Really looking forward to Isend 2011 and will come to your talk. Love snotty
    gobbles -fabulous word!

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  12. well, i read "spreading snottygobble" and i thought you had been "saved". amen.

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