B&W Sunday and Mundane Monday Macro in the garden

Jithin over at ‘Trablogger’ hosts the ‘Mundane Monday’ challenge, and this week, Paula’s  ‘B&W Sunday’ challenge is ‘Delicate’. When I look out of my bathroom window to see if Sammy is around, I always spy what looks like a small tuft of dried up grass stuck to the trunk of one of the palm trees. After googling it, I now know that it’s an air plant called Tillandsia.  These strange plants which require no soil, have no stems or roots, and with leaves that really don’t look like leaves at all,  are related to the pineapple family. It might look delicate, but is actually very hardy and survives well without water,  absorbing moisture  and nutrients from the air. I think that although it may be somewhat mundane,  it’s rather beautiful.


I’m also linking this to Jude’s ‘Get a little closer’ garden photography challenge.


Wishing you all a great week. Hubby has just returned from Home Depot with another load of timber……….more sawdust to sweep. How mundane is that?

78 comments on “B&W Sunday and Mundane Monday Macro in the garden

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  3. Sylvia, I think this is nice to know the details of the air plant in your beautiful photo. You created an interesting arrangement! It makes me think of two silly things, how kids like to scribble in circles and Pig Pen’s dust or dirt ball that follows him. Smiles and take care this week! 🙂

  4. I don’t think you know the meaning of mundane, my friend. Your life is far from mundane. Whatever it lacks in excitement from the outside, you bring it forward from the inside. 🙂 Have a great week.

  5. They sell those small tufts of Tillandsia stuffed in a shell at our beaches up the East Coast. WOW, Sylvia, you have ‘money’ tucked in your palm trees, that makes them even prettier! 😉 LOL

  6. What a lovely name for this beautiful little plant Sylvia. Amazing that it get its moisture and nutrients from the air. So wonderful! Thanks for sharing the great shot of this beauty and the interesting info. 😀

    Sounds like hubby just doesn’t stop working. Next time draw a heart in the sawdust, take a photo and share it with us, just to show how much you love us. 😀 ♥

  7. Sylvia as you describe your husband returning form Home Depot I couldn’t help but conjure up the image from last week of the bird with the stick in it’s mouth. Hopefully your husband’s latest load was a bit easier to transport. 🙂
    Those little plants are amazing. Should any plant here require moisture from the air to survive it would be a short life indeed!

  8. Wonderful photo, Sylvia. Out here in Calif. I have seen the cultivated tillandsia used as a decorative indoor plant. How wonderful that you have it growing wild outside your window.

  9. Hmm . . . had to go and search that one, Sylvia; I’d never heard of it before and am pretty sure no such plants are native, here in England. Am I wrong; you’re an ex-pat Brit and far more knowledgeable than me?

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