Monday, December 21, 2009

How Sweed It Is To Be Loved By You!

One December afternoon as they were strolling down the village, Naldo picked and handed a light brown thin-walled, papery, inflated capsule-like fruit to Shirl. He then asked her to open it for the surprise it contains. Shirl opened it slowly making sure not to drop the surprise for she was certain that it would be small. Inside were THREE black seeds with white PERFECT HEART markings on them. Shirl smiled. Naldo got a kiss.
These seeds are from the plant called Balloon Vine with the scientific name Cardiospermum grandiflorum ("fuusen-kazura"). The brown fruits of the Balloon Vine always have 3 seeds inside- perfect for saying "i love you". Those 3 little seeds will truly be appreciated by your special someone. It's simple, sweet and naturally impressive. So if you come across this weed, don't forget to pick one balloon. Make sure you get the BROWN one because the seeds in the green ones aren't fully developed yet.
That's all for this post. Thank you for reading!


  1. Hi Naldo and Shirl! This post reminds me of Watanuki from XXXHolic... There's an episode there where he had to hold a lantern made from this vine's balloon to participate in the Monster's Parade. :-)

  2. We haven't seen XXXholic yet :-( but now that you've mentioned it, we're gonna look it up and put it on our will-watch list. :-)