It’s not easy to see beautiful things with a heavy heart, butt this time I found something what’s beautiful and interesting at the second look. And I found something what looks beautiful, butt with a bad feature… naaah, not my mom’s cheesecake… It is this one:


a carrion flower (Orbea variegata).


It looks beautiful and it’s impressing that such a mousy thingy can get such wonderful flowers… butt… the smell of that thingy is awful… really.  Therefore my mom  placed it outside that it can stink to oneself…


Butt the carrion flower does that not to tease my mom’s nose, it stinks to attract flies… I mean the flower stinks, not my mom’s nose..


…and to get flies for free, a spider built a web directly on that plant…probably spiders have no sense of smell… I have to do some research to find that out…


that’s super clever, isn’t it?  The flies come in droves and the spider has an all you can eat pawty all days.

Sorry, that the pictures are a little blurry, butt we wouldn’t disturb or harm that smart spider thingy…

We decided to give that spider a permission to stay  and named it Machiavelli after the great strategian and schemer who’s my mom’s idol. That means she will probably end  as a politician or as a jailbird… the mom… not the spider… or maybe both…


And this time Machiavelli was totally right with his saying: “One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others”. If my mom hasn’t placed the stinky plant outside, the spider wouldn’t be there and we would never learn how clever such a spider can be…



About easyweimaraner

Weimaraner /Braque de Weimar, born in 2009, male & fabulous From: Britanny / France Likes: Plushtoy-Shredding, Spikebones,long distance Walks, everyday a Gift, Chicken, Shoes, Underwear, my squeekie Pig & my whole Life Dislikes: Water, Cats, Beaf, Cats, cleaning my Ears, Cats, the Vet, Cats, Snow & CATS! Profession: Student of psychological War-technics & Terrorism, after my Masterdegree i become to rule the world or maybe to be the owner of toys r us. actually i'm not sure... Status: Single Pets: Hell, NO! i prefer a petfree home. but owner of two slaves for my comfy Misc.: Greencardowner for Masterbed, Master of Beggin, Prince of Thiefs We decided to leave Easy's datas as they were... although we lost him in november 2016, he is still with us.... and his little brothers Phenny and Nelly promised to write on not as Easy the weim, but as easy Weimaraner... About us: Mr. Phoenix, born 9/9/2016 a virgo and always clever&smart...Neilson, born 7/28/2017 a leo who thinks he is clever&smart...

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  1. That is an interesting botanical specimen! Most living things would probably have to unstink themselves in order to get their nasty on. The carrion flower only gets some BECAUSE it stinks. I’ll try forgoing the bath for a few weeks to see if this can work for us furry creatures as well…

  2. Julie says:

    What a clever spider, soon to be a fat spider I guess ?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Lucky spider he lives in an all day free buffet. He is going to be one fat spider thinking less of strategy more of snackagey. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Indeed – a very lucky chain of events – stinky plant goes outside/spider knows flies are hanging around Mr. Stinky/spider gets his meals and Mr. Stinky gets to be – well – stinky!!!!! It’s a win/win!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  5. oh…..we did a post about them some time back – Mom use to grow them back in australia and yes – they stink like something dead 🙂

  6. Misaki says:

    That is one smart spider!

  7. bichonpawz says:

    Hey Easy! We always learn something interesting over here!! Who knew?? SMART spider!! We would love to live in an All You Can Eat Buffet! BOL! Happy Seeing Beautiful!

  8. fozziemum says:

    Oh Easy they are clever and beautiful..just like you…we have one but it has no smell..it catches little insects..i think spiders have no sense of smell either..i think it is all about as the Beach Boys sang…good vibrations…;) and yes a heavy heart this week for many many anipals..so we do see beautiful for tomorrow is promised to no one sweet boy…sending you our love an hugs from afar Fozziemum xxx

  9. fredrieka says:

    wow Easy that is a cool flower. You and I smell poop and butts so I am sure it is not that bad

  10. Midwestern Plant Girl says:

    That is a cool flower! I actually have a photo of one coming up in a post from the same garden I posted about today. They smell BAAAAAD! Like rotting meat. Yuuuck!
    Very pretty tho! 😀

  11. What a very clever spider – have you checked to see if it has a clothes peg on its nose?

  12. DailyMusings says:

    So interesting!! I like the plant and the flower it makes. I wouldn’t think it would stink! Clever spider to build a web. Nature is amazing!

  13. Retro rover says:

    Lovely flowers thanks for sharing
    Retro rover

  14. Goose says:

    Sometimes brother beautiful can come in the form of stinky. YOU are a true see-er of BEAUTIFUL. If you can see the beauty in even stinky things then you are an expert in Seeing Beautiful. Butt that should come as no surprise you are a Wiem after all and WE are all about the beautiful. Have a Be-U-T-FUL day. I know you will.

  15. katiebblogs says:

    That flower looks made of cloth it’s so pretty. The spider picked a good place and is lucky to have been shown mercy 🙂

  16. Mental Mama says:

    It’s amazing how much smarter nature is than the humans sometimes. 🙂

  17. What an interesting display of nature and how things all work out!

    The Florida Furkids

  18. Such a great Friday post Easy! Spiders have to eat and this is one smart spider. I have heard of those stinker flowers before. The little flower looks like a starfish! Enjoy your day, night.. I need to see what time it is there in your bit of the world.

  19. PigLove says:

    Awesome post brother. Life is full of wonderful mysteries – just like that flower. The middle part of that flower almost looks like something from a sci-fi movie. I almost made water – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  20. cecilia07 says:

    Easy that is a gorgeous plant I’ve never seen or heard of it before…sniff sniff…I do think i got a faint whiff of it’s smelliness all the way over here. Helmut now has a friend in your garden.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  21. Brian says:

    Dang, I didn’t know spiders were that smart either!

  22. Hawk aka BrownDog says:

    Hi Y’all!

    Oh, I’ve never seen a flower like that! It does have a beautiful bloom.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  23. Emmadog says:

    Better keep your nose clear of that as those webs are sticky and will attach to your furs! Interesting flower but happy I don’t need to smell it.

  24. What an interesting plant! Thanks for teaching us more about it!


  25. Kyla says:

    Compared to today’s politicians, Machiavelli was a piker.

  26. fernerose says:

    WOW WOW Fun for Easy

  27. Hmmm, Easy…it sounds like that plant and that spider are working in cahoots! How wonderful. We have lots of spiders here and some are really good for the garden so we always let them stay…outside, of course. A Beautiful post, my friend.

  28. You are such a benevolent land owner Easy – allowing that spider to stay.

  29. speedyrabbit says:

    such a clever spider Easy,xx Speedy

  30. Frankie and Ernie says:

    OMD that is a VERY intelligent Spider…. We thought you might name it CHARLOTTE Butt we LOVE the name you chose…
    The blossom may STINK butt it Certainly is BEAUTIFUL.

  31. dezizworld says:

    Yep Easy yous so wight. Even tho’ weez, specially mommy hates spiders, weez admire how clevew dat little spider is. Hav a gweat weekend.

    Luv ya’


  32. The OP Pack says:

    We sure hope Mom keeps that window closed if that flower is really that stinky. Lucky spider getting some help with his food:)

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  33. Jan K says:

    I don’t really like spiders, and the thought that they are smart kind of freaks me out. LOL
    We have a beautiful barberry bush outside my office window, and every spring it is covered with stinky yellow flowers! I’ll have to look next year to see if spiders are taking advantage of that.

  34. How did you resist rolling it in if it smelled that pawfect?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  35. Howdy Easy. Wowza, we have the exact same plant outside too and we didn’t even know what it was called. Our angel Poppa had one and then gave us some long ago and only once have we seen a flower on it but it was definitely beautiful. We did not get close enough to smell it though. Have a grreat weekend Easy. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  36. I think I would like to fall on that flower and roll back and forth. I would smell delicious, which is the same as disgusting, which is Mom’s favorite word.

    Love and licks,

  37. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Those are some pretty cool flowers
    Lily & Edward

  38. HUH haven’t seen anything like that before!

  39. Hope you had a good Friday and will have a great weekend. It’s quite chilly and also rainy here, feeling much like fall. Time to get out the sweaters!


  40. Why such a heavy heart? You see beautiful is really beautiful. I think that flower is great and serves such a great purpose. Love that saying, thank you for sharing such great beauty.

  41. Golden Woofs says:

    It’s a unusual beautiful flower and it does a good thing. Golden Thanks for sharing and Seeing Beauty. Golden Woofs

  42. catfromhell says:

    So Easy, if it really stinked, how come yous did not try to roll on it? My hairy slobbery sister Cinnamon likes to roll on stinky things….

  43. Run A Muck Ranch says:

    Is Mom going to let you roll on the stinky plant? Around here, people plant them outside because the flowers are so cool, but far away from the house due to the smell. I’ve caught many a canine rolling on them to get some of the nice perfume effect!

  44. gentlestitches says:

    Pats to you Easy for such a lovey post. It made my day. I am going to look into to seeing if they have them here. I love plants both exotic and ordinary. The flower you showed us is very pretty.

  45. Papoe says:

    Beautiful flower!
    It reminds me of Bunga bangkai (corpse Flower) here in Indonesia. It is called corpse flower because it smell like corpse. > http://bokunosekai.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/east-java-trip-day-2-baluran-national-park/

  46. boscocat says:

    That’s very informative Easy 🙂 I wonder why the flies don’t flock to my bad smells… Maybe I need to put a flower on there 🙂

  47. Shiva & Jaya says:

    This is Purrime Ministerettes.

    What you has to does wiz spiders, is following:
    – smack body wiz front paw
    – pull out legs wiz toothies
    – nom body
    – nap

    And no gets arrested like we didded! Thank Cat mom paid bail.

  48. Thanks for giving another explanation for the expression “stinky goodness”. I’ve never seen that plant and it made my day!

  49. Easy your Mom was very philosophical with that last quote! Love the plant and spider 🙂 Great way to see beautiful my friend! Please don’t let the sads get you down, even though we understand, it has been a rough couple of weeks for sure.
    Marty and the Gang

  50. Your Mom is very clever and so is Mr Spider

  51. wyatt says:

    That IS a most bee-U-tiful flower….spiders, stink and all 🙂


  52. kolytyi says:

    That spider must have a very good nose plug.

  53. Natural fly control…lol.

  54. rottwlrmom says:

    Those carrion plant really stink… your mom is brave growing one of those!

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