On one of our recent walks, we came across a native plant. It was the sensitive briar (Mimosa microphylla) and the color was amazing! (NOTE: The mimosa tree that grows in Georgia is NOT native and is actually considered an invasive species.)
This flower reminds me very much of one of my favorite books by Dr. Seuss, "Horton Hears A Who". In the book, Horton the elephant believes that he hears a small voice from a speck of dust. He carefully places the speck upon a pink clover and he tries his best to make others believe that there is a small creature who is in need of help. (This mimosa really looks more like the flower in the book rather than a pink clover!)
Wait, you don't know this story? Well, everyone should!
"A person is a person no matter how small."
I love Dr. Seuss and his books. I read "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" to my little sister so often, that I know it by heart! AND of course I had to try and read it in a fake English accent but you know I couldn't read it like Boris Karloff!
So, my friends, tell me...have you been surprised by beauty lately?
And have you ever read a book to a child so often that you know it from memory?