Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




Harshest conditions
Seemingly no place to grow
Life will find a way

In response to Sylvain Landry’s SL-WEEK #41: Incongruous

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

23 thoughts on “Incon”grew”ous

  1. Long ago, I bought some bulbs for an unusual variety of dwarf tulip, forced them, and was disappointed when they refused to flower. Tossed the contents of the pot beside a brush pile well away from the house. Starting 1 or 2 years later, I have been getting 3 flowers every year from the “dud” bulbs. They last pretty well as cut flowers, so I cut the stems above all but 1 of the leaves and bring them into the house. Otherwise, the little weirdos stay where they are happy.

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  2. The little weirdos, I love it!

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  3. Life always finds a way!

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  4. Survival of the fittest! 😊

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  5. Perfect write for this photo

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  6. Powerful words these. Give hope. 🙂

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  7. life is incongruous…
    u’re right
    well done i like this point of view

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  8. I love this – both the image and the poem. Are those tangled things at the bottom of the plant roots, or shreds from that sheet of woven plastic nearby?


  9. Thank you Jane. Those are tangled up plant roots and some grass that has blown over from the side. That is the green roof where I work.

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  10. It’s amazing – it doesn’t look like the kind of plant that would grow in such a place, though as I live in the UK, I wouldn’t really know.

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  11. That is a wild Blanketflower. It’s fairly hardy

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  12. Although not as hardy as a dandelion

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  13. I thought it looked like a Gaillardia, so I Googled it, and that’s what it is – we can grow it in this country, but we have to cultivate it – our climate doesn’t allow it to self-seed in the wild.

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  14. Well, what is? – I know, Japanese knotweed. Do you have a problem with that in Canada? 🙂

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  15. Not sure about Japanese knotweed. I live in the northwest panhandle of Florida. We have Smilax, Dollar Weed, Dewberry and Kudzu. That are all scourges.

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  16. I don’t know why I thought you were in Canada!
    People used to be threatened with fines if they didn’t destroy any Japanese Knotweed they found on thir land.
    We don’t get Smilax or Kudzu. Dewberry is cultivated, but doesn’t grow wild.
    We call Dollar Weed Pennywort.

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  17. I lived in Maine in the 80’s. Not Canada but close. I think Nova Scotia is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
    Be grateful you don’t have Smilax. It has wicked thorns.

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  18. I checked it out online – not my kind of a plant.

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