Daisy 1

Cape Daisy 1

Haiku 31

Surviving is hard

Each knock takes a chunk of you

Ravages of time


Ba TT ered


We all get battered and bruised by life’s trials, but like this flower, most of us just keep going.

We might be missing a few bits and pieces, often parts that cannot be seen, but never-the-less, we carry on as best we can.

Cape Daisy 2

Cape Daisy 2

I found these cheerful flowers growing in my front lawn the other day. I have not planted any and there are none elsewhere in my garden, or in my immediate neighbours’. They are quite small and are growing in the weeds that pass for my lawn in winter.

They are Cape Daisies, ursinia speciosa, and are native to southern Africa.

The only explanation I can come up with, is that Little Monkey, Mr Spaghetti Legs and I have brought back some seeds on the soles of our feet, after walking in the local common, where these flowers proliferate in the preserved fynbos areas.

However they got here, I’m happy they did.


You can read about fynbos in a previous post.



20 thoughts on “Battered

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    These are very cute! Love the haiku!
    I was able to go back and see this one 😄 Not sure how my phone worked it out, but sometimes, why bother asking!

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much 🙂 I was very happy to find them in the lawn 🙂
      I’ve no idea how modern technology can be so iffy! 🙂


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  3. Garfield Hug

    Isn’t it nice to see this in your lawn and yes, life finds a way to permeate and blossom! Cheerful indeed Sci and as always, thanks for sharing another plant of SA.😁

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