Friday, January 21, 2011


01.21.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

This is a funny cluster of blossoms from an equally unusual plant which is spiked and succulent (yet to be identified). It is really a neglected weed that not only manages to survive year after year, but to display such delicate and colorful blooms. Thus, I cannot bring myself to uproot it. As much as it doesn't belong in the yard, it has created its home there. Every year I threaten to clean out the patch, but ultimately, it stays. Reminds me of the many 'treasures', be it no-longer-fashionable-but-comfortable clothes or well-used decor, old tools or dated accessories...sometimes, we keep them around for a reason - even if it isn't a particularly good one! :) Naples, FL


  1. I think this is one worth keeping around, especially since it requires no upkeep and it's beautiful to look at.

  2. One man's weed is another man's flower :-)