Monday, July 20, 2015


That big purple and green plant in my backyard is called a Rocketman Russian Sage. 


But looking at some macro pictures I took of its flowers I keep being reminded of rock candy.

I'm not sure why. 

I don't think I ever liked rock candy.

I know my teeth wouldn't like it these days.

SWMBO considers the Rocketman a pesky weed for about half of the year and once the pretty purple blossoms disappear she's out there with some sharp implement hacking the plant to the ground.

But the Rocketman doesn't seem to mind. 

It just comes back in the Spring, maybe fuller than ever. 

Without a tear on its face blooms.

Rise again, Rocketman.

Live on.