Wednesday, 11 July 2007

A Pink Quill, a surprise gift.

I had a lovely surprise last week, a dear friend who had gone back to England for a few days saw this beautiful plant called a Pink Quill [Tillandsia] and thought of me and my efforts at writing, perhaps she hoped it would inspire me. So she bought it back for me. It now has pride of place amongst my virtual sheep. I can see it from my desk[aka the dining table] and it has already inspired this post so it must be working! It is a really amazing plant, the gorgous pink quill has a succession of deep violet small flowers along each side of the quill. The photograph doesn't do the colours justice. Nature never ceases to amaze me with it's truly infinite variety.
Thank you again to my very thoughtful friend.


Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Thoughtful friends are ace.

Saoirse Redgrave said...

What a beautiful plant! I had never seen such a thing before--thank you for sharing. And a quill ;-)for a writer...What could be better?


Jen said...

Gosh, that's lovely. It's the simple but thoughtful gestures that mean the most, isn't it?

liz fenwick said...

Brilliant. Keep writing :-)

Caroline said...

Something to make you smile as you write. Thoughtful friends make the world a nicer place.