Happy Friday! My first week back to work hasn’t been too bad and aside from those first day blues I’ve adjusted to being back. Well, other than being exhausted all week. Last Friday when the new weekly photo challenge was announced (“Resilient“) I was at Longwood Gardens taking in all of the holiday decorations before they were all taken down. I checked my phone and scrolled through my WordPress Reader to see what the new challenge was, hoping that it would be something that I could get a photo of at the gardens. The gardens had amazing and elaborate decorations and multiple Christmas trees amongst them. Every tree was completely different. Some with chimes, some with rainbow ornaments, some adorned with poinsettias. When I come across a Christmas tree made out of succulents I knew I had to use that for the photo challenge.
Whenever I think of succulents, I think of winter because they are the perfect house plants. But, if you didn’t know they are popular plants in dry climes because of their ability to retain water. Think cactus. Their incredible ability to retain water and survive in these conditions makes me think resilient.
This is the most unique Christmas tree I’ve ever seen and I think it looks really cool! I give Longwood Gardens so much credit to come up with things like this creative gem!