My husband calls her "Audrey." I call her "Belle." Either way, meet Nepenthes Ventricosa
a long dormant member of our family who has found firm footing in our kitchen window:
I bought her a few years ago at my favorite place: the (UC) Berkeley Botanical Garden.
I spend a lot of time at the garden, when I can, just walking, or sitting and writing, or thinking and being. We picnic there and try to support the University at their semi-annual plant sales. Sometimes I think I must have been a plant or bug that lived in those acres of hilly land because it touches my soul like few other places do.
So, since it's Sunday and there is more serious news always around the corner, perhaps you'll tell us your favorite place to just "be."
Oh, and as for Audrey/Belle, she is full of spiders and flies that my husband catches and places in her pitchers. He's like something out of a horror movie, chuckling as he watches them float in her sticky pools. Me? My karma is too conflicted to really enjoy that. And I fear he overfeeds her. But after this blooming season, I suspect she'll go dormant again for quite some time. And I'll miss the miracle of her blooms.