Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge

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This spicy babe doesn’t need a thong to look good. The plant is colloquially known as Brazilian Jasmine and more formally as Mandevilla sanderi. Its original habitat was in the hills above Rio de Janeiro, but it no longer grows in a native state there. Here it struts its stuff to a bossa nova beat on my front stoop in Einsteinville.

The not so hirsute blossoms declined to comment on their preferred waxing procedures.

Comments

  1. #1 Bart Dorsey
    July 13, 2007

    I took a picture of mine growing on my deck the other day :) It was raining and the sky had turned that funny shade of red it sometimes does. My camera didn’t do it justice.

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