Thursday, November 11, 2010

Air Fern

   These little plants attach themselves to power lines, trees, fences, and pretty much any other stationary objects. Air ferns are not really ferns, but these tenacious plants attach themselves and gather nutrients and moisture from their surrounding environment. It was kind of amazing driving down the road and seeing plants wrapped in little garlands around different things.

   There are times when I think I need to be like these bromeliads and hang on tight to the world around me, finding nourishment in the environment. It is at the times when I am in the most unlikely of places and still need to grow. So, I plant my roots and collect nourishment from the sun and rain around me.