Saturday, December 26, 2015

Plenty of Poinsettias

Poland PL-331195 received 01-09-2012

Sent by: kasia1101
From: Poznań, Poland
ID number: PL-331195
Notes: I'm not sure that the poinsettias in this wagon should be uncovered.  Poinsettias originated in tropical forests in Mexico, so they are not used to the cold.  They were named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, after he introduced the to the U.S. in 1825.  Now, of course, they are usually associated with Christmas.  

Believe it or not, this photo was painted by a disabled artist who held the paintbrush in her mouth.  Amazing!

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