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The Way I See It



The way I see it….

I’m not very good with live plants. I keep killing them lately. So, I surround myself with whatever beautiful artificial ones I can find. They never die and they give me much pleasure. Like my tree….a metal tree, amongst other artificial “plants” in my possession.

It hangs on the living room wall, well able to be decorated seasonally, as you can see in the picture below. It suits the red apples it wears in this photo. This Christmas it had little clusters of Christmas bells of silver, burgandy and red. I hope to decorate it differently for a variety of times and seasons.


My dear neighbour and friend, George, insisted (despite my many protests to the contrary) on buying me a poinsettia when I took him grocery shopping one day before Christmas. It was a lovely thought, but I was a bit dubious, knowing myself.

He carefully reminded me not to over water. It was doing well and looked nice for a while. So far, so good. Proud of me.


Then I watered it once at the sink where leaves and blooms immediately began to fall off. Had I waited too long? How distressing. It literally fell apart. Sad……

Some of it made it onto the kitchen counter and that’s where I found these ones. I had to take a pic, in order to somehow redeem the damage I had done to the  beautiful foliage. If I could take a decent picture, I would not feel so bad about just discarding everything.


Life and death. There is beauty in both, should one care to look.

That’s the way I see it…..


AJ ❤


10 comments on “The Way I See It

  1. Miriam
    January 15, 2016

    There’s definitely a place for artificial plants in our home.

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  2. notewords
    January 15, 2016

    I could kill a plastic daffodil. That’s why I tatted a pot plant. 😉


  3. notewords
    January 15, 2016

    That tree is gorgeous!

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    • annj49
      January 15, 2016

      I fell in love when I saw it and it was an immediate “must have” regardless of cost 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      • notewords
        January 16, 2016

        Somethings are like that. And they are generally worth it! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Dinata Misovec
    January 15, 2016

    I have always thought of Christmas poinsettias as a disposable item, like a bouquet of flowers. They don’t last, except in the right environment. So don’t feel bad at all.

    Liked by 1 person

    • annj49
      January 15, 2016

      Well, they are beautiful, nevertheless. I just seem to shorten the precious lifespan 😉


  5. Deb
    January 15, 2016

    I want me a metal tree. I’m exactly like you…I am better with the plastic…would be excellent with the metal. :-). Sorry about the death.


    • annj49
      February 19, 2016

      I hope you find a nice tree for yourself 🙂 That plant actually resurrected, and I gave it back into George’s care. He was going to put it away for next year, he said.

      Liked by 1 person

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