28 September 2013

Flukey Flower

Self-seeded and growing up improbably through the water in the middle of our garden stream, gripping with its roots at a tiny spot of gritty soil beneath a submerged rock and swaying defiantly in the wind. I have told it that it is not really meant to be there, in fact it's not really meant to be in Scotland at all, but if its own seeds can just reach the nearby banks they may have a more secure future. There are no such flowers in my garden or in any gardens nearby, but perhaps this is the start of a welcome invasion, unless it's really a Triffid.

3 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Sunflowers are remarkably tenacious. I have seen them crack asphalt to get a footing, but love the one in your stream.

Claude said...

Certainly it has chosen a beautiful place for home!

CherryPie said...

It looks like it has made itself at home :-)