I have had some agapanthus that looked a lot like these. They are such cheery plants, and truly no trouble at all.
However, just now I have a lonely looking little thing growing waaaaay out by the road and how it got there I have no idea.
It is surrounded by plain, bare, scorched earth. No grass nearby. No flora community in the vicinity. No water in sight.
What in the world caused this spindly little flower to come popping up in that spot?
I definitely did not plant it there. And it wasn't there last summer. I am sure because I recall thinking that the only good thing about that barren stretch of dirt just beyond the front driveway was that I did not have to weed it - not even weeds grew on that bare dirt.
But there it is. Granted, its little stem is not a deep green - looks a bit pallid actually. And it has very few spiny leaves - only two or three. But that little agapanthus has a blossom - in a lovely shade of lavender. I'm amazed.
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I've known some people like that - young children even - who had no happy community, no visible means of being tended or even watered very often. And yet there they were, flourishing in most unexpected ways. Even in the barren places.
A little boy with grimy hands and a raggedy hair cut who, nevertheless, had a million dollar smile. A young girl with clothes that had never seen an iron, and a ponytail that was more out than in the rubberband, and yet, there she was; singing a solo with a clear high voice, true and sweet.
Whence come these unexpected inhabitants of our world?
I cannot say; but I can be grateful to share the earth with them.
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Hope you had a chance to spot some beauty in an unexpected place today. Until next time ~ Marsha