Monday, June 6, 2016

- Context is everything

Things can take on new meaning when you put them in context. Like the little land snail I photographed yesterday, only this time on my thumbnail ...


And yes, someone's still home ...


Or these mint plants and lace cacti, happily growing on the compost heap where they had been given up for lost ...


Or these beautiful persimmons ...


growing out on the floodplain that has, in the past, looked more like a moon-scape than someplace where a plant might grow ...


Last but not least, the milkweeds ...


bravely scattering their seeds on rocky ground ...


figurative arms opened wide to possibility.

P.S. For a wonderful read on the world of plants, I highly recommend Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.

4 comments:

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Oh my, the milkweed brought back childhood memories. I haven't seen it in years.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i like your Friend

Liz Ackert said...

Sadly, much of the herbicide used to control weeds in agriculture has killed off milkweeds, contributing to the decline in Monarchs. Consequently, we encourage milkweed growth on our little patch of Hill Country, giving safe harbor to the Monarchs that find their way here.

Liz Ackert said...

The ability of creatures to survive the extremes of water (all or none) is an ongoing wonder