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