In my Garden.
You know how people sometimes remark that you're walking around with your head in the clouds?
Unable to see the wonders of the world that surround you!
Well I'm a wee bit guilty of this, let me explain?
This summer has been a real sailing summer for me and I have been out on my boat as much as I could ever be,
only coming home to cut the lawns and clear up a bit.
I'd spend an hour in the shower washing the stink of smelly clothes off of me.
Then I was off to sea again, as happy as can be.
I never noticed anything strange around me when I was home?
But the last time, near the end of summer.
I came home and sat out my back at my wee pool,
I had that feeling that something just wasn't right,
until I went around my front and saw this plant.
There it was.
Standing like a proud Prince expecting the whole world to bow down and pay homage to it's beauty.
It was in a pot surrounded by Heather and Gorse.
I must have walked passed it a number of time and I didn't notice it!
I'm sure if it could speak,it would have shouted at me to to look and see, the wonder of nature it was showing to me.
I received the plant from my daughter in law and in truth I didn't like it,
I had it for 12 years, never a flower?
Every time I got to close to it, I got prodded by it's sharp barbs,
I always gave it a wide berth and had more than once decided to introduce it to the bin,
which I never did?
but I know in my heart of hearts, it didn't like me.
Now there it was, proudly challenging me, with it's unbelievable beauty,
As if to say "look what I have produced? what have you done that can compare? with my beauty.
That makes you stop and stare.
It's so true, I did stare at it beauty and it's proud stand there,
I couldn't believe I walked past it ? without seeing it growing there.
Then I watered it every night and after six weeks it just blew away,
I wonder if it will ever come back, and revisit me some day.