Elvis Pezlie

Elvis Pezlie

Elvis Pezlie

Although this is not a man made object it is the oldest and one of the most precious things I own. It belonged to my great, great grandfather. I guess what we see here is not ‘old’ – as new growth is continuously arriving – but what we do not see are the roots – even the DNA that make this plant what it is. My great great grandfather gave it to his son – my grandfather – who gave it to me before he died. It is unusual, I guess, as it is both very old and new at the same time. The flowers started to open about a week ago. I hope to keep this plant alive and pass it on to my nephew so that he can enjoy its simple beauty too. (the secret to its long life…………..it only drinks cold tea!)

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