Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Cactus

The trunk is six inches in diameter, and the plant is taller than the baseline of the roof of the house next to which it grows. It is one prickly customer, and I am very careful to steer clear as I walk down the driveway. But like some ladies, notwithstanding its prickly nature, it has a beauty all her own. The buds and new growth speak of new life. This cactus is clearly a lady of mature years; yet she continues to thrive.

How important is it that, the years notwithstanding, we continue to grow and put forth new fruit?

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.--Jesus Christ, Matthew 7:20

But wisdom is justified by her children. --Jesus Christ, Matthew 11:19

Word of the day: notwithstanding


Secondary Roads said...

And here the sun is shining on the snow. Just think what you're missing. Then again you may not be missing it of the all. Oh well!

Secondary Roads said...

Please excuse the voice recognition glitch.

Sharkbytes said...

They look like little jewels!

vanilla said...

Chuck, not missing it at all; but it was chilly here today-- high 64.

Shark, beautiful little jewels they are!