The Gardener’s Greeting

A walk in nature keeps your heart and soul alive
Music – No Worries

Scarlet Sage
Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen

Opium Poppy
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
Roger Miller

Butterfly Bush
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
William Shakespeare

Who would have thunk it?

According to science, bricks of LEGO could survive for 1300 years in the sea.

Running a marathon can damage heart muscles that take a week to recover. Up to 25% of the world’s population could be at risk from a condition known as runner’s cardiomyopathy. Repeated running can cause heart scarring.

House flies could typically live in your house for 25 days if all the proper environmental conditions were met – most noted is heat – so warm homes with an uncontrolled population of flies allow for longer life than in the wild and the ability to multiply faster.

Up to 9 million typhoid cases are recorded yearly, with up to 110 000 deaths.

The average adult human heart weighs between 200 – 425 grams.

I know, right!
Who would have thunk it?

Wishing you a great day folks in all that you do!

Published by The Autistic Composter

Earthly Comforts is a wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, inspiration, poetry and photography.

23 thoughts on “The Gardener’s Greeting

  1. Interesting facts about running giving a person heart damage. I think most of the flies live in our part of the world. It’s hot here. Lovely pictures and quotes

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    1. I think flies were created in Australia Sadje, l remember when l lived there, they were everywhere, all the time. I remember very few in Malaysia strangely enough. So Pakistan is a favourite hangout for the wee beasties as well then.

      Yes l was also fascinated by the scarring on the heart.

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  2. These interesting facts all serve as reminders of the vast and diverse world we live in, and the importance of continuous learning and adapting to new information. I would like to let you know that I have incorporated the facts you provided into one of my blog posts, and I have given you proper credit. If you have any concerns or objections, please do not hesitate to inform me.

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    1. Hey Grace,

      Well l always remember that the chap who invented jogging and wrote books about the health aspects of running [Jim Fixx] died at the age of 52 ironically whilst running of heart disease and scarring … we need say no more 🙂

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  3. I’m fascinated by heart the fact of heart scarring. It makes sense when you hear of people, who seem extremely fit to have a heart attack during a race.
    I know I’ve had a fly set up home inside for a long time. If they can stay for 25 days, they need to pay rent.
    The flowers are beautiful! I love the poppy.

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    1. Hey Lisa l agree if they are there for that long, they need to contribute 🙂

      Yes most assuredly when l read that and then read further it was documenting cases like that, healthy people sometimes don’t understand the risks they are taking.

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  4. Interesting facts and beautiful flowers, Rory! I had no idea there were that many typhoid cases a year. I thought it was a disease that was more under control. When we lived in Florida, flies were a real problem but not so much where we live now. Most insects that enter our abode don’t survive because of Callie.

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  5. You trying to scare me away from running?! People tried that by saying it would be damage my knees but that turned out to be a myth. Apparently it strengthens my knees. At least until those studies get debunked!

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    1. Running can damage the knees, l was informed of this by a top London consultant years ago, the jarring impacts can weaken the tendons. kneeling is great for the knees as that strengthens the ligaments 🙂


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