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This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play. The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away. When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Echeveria imbricata

Ink sketch and watercolour in Moleskine Watercolour sketch-book – 8″ × 5″

I’m absolutely mad about Echeverias and have a small section in my garden set aside just for them. My collection started off in the late 70’s when my father gave me three rosettes in a pot, which I transplanted into a rockery and soon they covered the whole area. Since then I have given away hundreds to friends, the geese got out of the pond area and made a hearty meal of them and they’ve survived many of the severe frosts we get in our area.


  1. Lovely sketch painting. I'll have to try. I too was given. or might even might have stolen a few while passing a garden with some on a wall, and thought how nice they looked and like you they are everywhere, and I often put a few in a pot and offer them to a friend, as a hostess gift. So my maybe stolen echeveria imbricata is being passed on to grow and be seen by many other gardeners.

    1. Ha ha! A favourite pastime of mine Barbara, stealing pups or cuttings off sidewalks! They do make great little gifts and it really is a wonderful way of getting them out there into the world! Maybe you even started off a small obsession or two, who knows? Smile!


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