Thursday, January 31, 2013

Co-Hosting Thursdays Favorite Things With Friends

I was graciously excepted by Katherine's Corner offer to Co-Host with her on 
"Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop" and I am so excited to be 
able to do with just a prestigious lady with such an awesome blog and following.

Some of my favorite things are the great friends I gave made while I have been blogging, most I will never meet but we have communication and I am grateful for the internet, you see I dont get out much so this is where I am blessed with these relationships.

Thursday Favorite Things

Please share the hop with your readers and let Katherine know if you would like to co-host with her.  Remember to leave her a comment if you are a new follower so she can follow you back:-)
Thursday favorite things is where you can link your favorite post or write a post about your favorite things You gain visibility for your blog and make bloggy friends too!
Here are the rules, yes there are rules. But just a few:
  • Visit as many blogs in the list as you can.
  • Share the button on your post. 
  • No adult content blogs
One of my favorite things are desert plants and sine I had to go to Arizona this week on my husbands dads ranch they have a Century Plant that is getting ready to bloom this spring. 
The misnamed century plant typically lives only 10 to 30 years. It has a spreading rosette (about 4 m/13 ft wide) of gray-green leaves up to 2 m (6.6 ft) long, each with a spiny margin and a heavy spike at the tip that can pierce to the bone.
When it flowers, the spike with a cyme of big yellow flowers may reach up to 8 m (26 ft) in height. Its common name likely derives from itssemelparous nature of flowering only once at the end of its long life. The plant dies after flowering, but produces suckers or adventitious shootsfrom the base, which continue its growth.
If the flower stem is cut without flowering, a sweet liquid called aguamiel ("honey water") gathers in the heart of the plant. This may be fermentedto produce the drink called pulque. The leaves also yield fibers, known as pita, which are suitable for making rope, matting, coarse cloth and are used for embroidery of leather in a technique known as piteado. Both pulque and maguey fibre were important to the economy of pre-ColumbianMexico. 
In the region of Tequila, agaves are called mezcales, and the high-alcohol product of their distillation is called mezcal. A higher grade of mezcal, called tequila, is produced from Agave tequilana, commonly called "blue agave". Mezcal may contain the mezcal worm, which pulque and tequila do not. Mezcal and tequila, although also produced from agave plants, are different from pulque in their technique for extracting the sugars from the heart of the plant, and in that they are distilled spirits. In mezcal and tequila production, the sugars are extracted from the piƱas(or hearts) by heating them in ovens, rather than by collecting aguamiel from the plant's cut stalk. Thus if one were to distill pulque, it would not be a form of mezcal, but rather a different drink.

Of course I had to find one that is in bloom as I wont get to take a picture when it is in full bloom so I found this one. They are an amazing plant. The humming birds love them once in bloom.
Backyard Weather Bug
Enjoy your visit to the other blogs as
I do my best to visit all the blogs in the Linky and hope you will too, 
I love these hops and hope you will comment as well!! 

Grab the hop button code from Katherine's button page It’s always nice to have the hop button on your post. It IS NOT mandatory; but a Link back to Katherine's Corner is always appreciated.

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