Saturday, January 21, 2012

From the Dust

My favorite geranium plant was given to my by my granny. Velvety soft and delicately pink. The spicy scent reminding me of my grandma's patio as a little girl. I had it for so long, it grew hearty. Then after moving to a new town, it became unhappy. Slowly thinning out. Finally, it was just a mere outline of a plant and weeds overtook it. Quite a few months later, on the other side of my walkway I noticed a piece of the plant I had thrown into the shrubbery. A new vibrant scarlet red bloom reaching through the ground cover. Growing from it's old dead branch. A hanger on determined not to give up. Growing back more bright and alive than ever.


  1. such a beautiful story, i hope it thrives x

  2. beautiful words and images... what a gorgeous color!

  3. What a deep rich color and memory.

  4. One of nature's little miracles, and I am so glad this little plant found its way back to you Christian!

    Thank you so very much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange this week.

    Have a wonderful evening!


  5. That is so pretty! What stunning color!

  6. Beautiful photos.

    Regards and best wishes

  7. This geranium plant will live for as long as you will remember. Plants that thrive and grow(when actually thrown into shrubbery) are fighters, and am talking from experience.
    Geraniums are pretty to look at and Germany is famous for its pretty geraniums hanging out from window boxes during the summer.
    Thank you so much for your kind compliment on my picture at CG.
    Your newest follower,

  8. How lovely that your little treasured plant decided to carry on the tradition of making you happy. As Lisa says, one of nature's little miracles.

    Truly, a glimpse of heaven in an unexpected place...


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