As an artist I appreciated its many forms and the very colorful enjoyment it gave me for a few months. The Poinsettia would eventually lose all its blooms, leaves and go permanently dormant.
A couple of years ago having not received my annual plant, I went out and purchased one.
The first year that poinsettia went through what Mother Nature calls an annual change and renewal.
During winter it was in full bloom, Spring came and it started its dormant stage, it slept all Summer and to my surprise was reborn in early Autumn with all its full splendor.
But this year this poinsettia decided not to go dormant and to my enjoyment has remained in full colored bloom.
What gave this poinsettia that boost of energy? What made it so tenacious?
Maybe it’s the recent move to a sunny window without direct sun.
Maybe it’s because her care taker is finally watering her on a regular schedule.
Or maybe this poinsettia is competing against her two new roommates that now share her table, the hefty and overgrown basil plant and the skinning as a twig no name dwarf tree.
Have they become buddies?
Who really knows, but it is fun to wear our creative hat once in a while and let our imagination wonder as we fantasize of what could be.
We are never too old to let our inner child dream and play.
By Danielle Manibog
Be The Change
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
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