A Lesson In Determination

I’m skipping Windowpane Wednesday this week in order to bring you something I find pretty amazing.

Yesterday, as I walked through our garage, something in our garden cart caught my eye.

This time of year, especially, that  garden cart in our garage seems to be a ‘catch-all’: Costco size packages of paper products, a Christmas flag that hasn’t yet made it to the closet, a piece of wood that may be a future painting project…

BUT, also in there is a Gerbera daisy.

Let me tell you about that little plant: I brought it in before the first frost, sometime around the middle of November, I’m guessing.

And, sad to say, I haven’t watered it since then (obvious by the dead leaves). And it was nowhere near a window to get any natural light.

But, there it was, just blooming away.

So I did what I should have been doing all along: watered it and placed it by the window for some light.

It brings to mind one of my favorite quotes:

“Bloom where you’re planted.”  

~These Days Of Mine~

9 responses to “A Lesson In Determination

  1. I think that determined little Gerbera Daisy was letting you know that Spring is on the way…..glad you noticed it!

    Pam

  2. What an encouraging photo, blog, and thought for the day – and my favorite color too!

  3. A picture of perseverance if ever there was one! Those plucky plants that just don’t give up amaze me.

  4. Incredible sight!! And during the spring summer we fertilize water and our efforts are in vain!
    Location, Location and a little fairy dust and you have a beautiful survivor!
    Very interesting. This has happened a couple of times in your garage. Maybe start all your plants there, it is where the magic takes place!

  5. ” I WANT TO LIVE ! “

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Life is where you find it comes to mind. A another sign that God is everywhere. I love it..

  7. What a day brightener !

  8. That is pretty amazing. It is like what Jeff Goldblum said in Jurassic Park, “Nature finds a way.”

  9. What a bright spot in your day!! 🙂 She’s so cute. MJ

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