Sunday, December 22, 2013

Clinging to life

Incomplete foliage
Deerfield Beach, FL
December 2011
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The bushes that surround the pool near my father-in-law's condo in Florida have, to be fair, had a rough life. After Hurricanes Rita and Wilma turned the development's landscaping into something of a moonscape in 2005, the greenery has had difficulty returning to its former lush glory.

Which explains why even in this sub-tropical climate where everything should grow like wildfire, these bushes have instead remained scraggly remnants of their former selves.

Yet here they are, individual stabs of green in the middle of an otherwise denuded knot of branches. It's life at its most delightfully defiant, and my only wish is to get back to this place soon so I can see how they're doing now, two years on.

Maybe soon.

1 comment:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The mountain laurels out front look a little ragged (emerging from the snow and ice) but they're green and growing.