Tuesday 3 July 2012: Hydrangea
From the Greek hydor "water" and angeion "vessel, capsule;" so called from the shrub's cup-shaped seed pods. Seemed rather apt. Could not find an Ark - my first idea.
An outside blip, in the rain - very silly idea.
Hydrangeas are moderately toxic if eaten, although why one would do that I can't fathom out. One variety is reportedly smoked as an intoxicant, despite the danger of illness and/or death due to the cyanide; I think I will stick to drinking beer (responsibly of course). Far more sensibly they are grown for their large flower-heads that are dried (that could be tomorrow's blip sorted as I am sure we have some around).