Last summer we had a hibiscus in this pot and it was simply gorgeous. About the middle of the summer this red shamrock came up around the base of the hibiscus. I think the birds had to have dropped some seeds there. Over the winter the hibiscus died but just look at the shamrock! It's a little beaten down by the rain here but it is overflowing this pot and has hundreds of blooms. A gift from the birds!
Isn't this peony stunning? Several years ago my sister dug up some at my mother's best friends house and shared them with me. My mother's friend has since died so these are very special to me.
Can you believe how big my Rosemary has gotten?
It has rained nearly 7 inches in the last 10 days. I only have a tiny garden plot but it is now mainly mud though the plants seem to have survived the worst of it.
At the end of the summer I found a little pencil cactus on the sale rack at WalMart for 50 cents. It was about 6 inches tall. It's now threatening to take over the window!
At the campgrounds where I am we all have to take our trash to a big dumpster at the very back of the park. One day this week when I took my trash this little chair was there. It's very small, a child's chair for sure. I sat and looked at it for a while wondering why it landed on the trash. It was in pretty good shape really and could certainly be recovered and be just perfect in some child's bedroom. I wonder if the child who owned it grew up and didn't want it any more, or if the parents divorced and the chair didn't go to the new home, or if.... I bet someone could weave a good story around this.
I walked outside my camper this afternoon to where the pavement ends and some concrete blocks are stacked supporting the pavement and saw this little petunia. There's not one speck of dirt there, just gravel where the pavement has crumbled. What a testimony it is for us all. Bloom where you are planted. Persevere and you can do it. Never give up. Bring joy to your surroundings. Beauty is everywhere if we but look.
I challenge you to find some beauty in an unusual spot and post it so we can all share in it. Be sure and leave a link.