There’s a dangerous beauty to succulents and cacti with their pointy petals and needle skin. Still, they capture the imagination with their vibrant hues and leaves splayed in Fibonacci spirals. I wonder who was first to pollinate or find the sweet flesh in the heart of an artichoke? Thank goodness for adventurers!
(The August Poetry Postcard Project was initiated by Paul Nelson of Seattle, WA. It challenges poets to write a poem a day in one go with no revisions on a postcard. Afterwards, the postcard is mailed to other participants. 2015 was my second year and I had fun making friends along the way! I’ll be sharing the postcards here, most of which are printed with my photos.)