frozen tarn, looking west

Composition in Purslane
(Portulaca oleracea; member of the Purslane family) . . .  Non-native, of Asian origin.
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Considered a weed by most, I can't but admire the humble Purslane.
On this hot August day, look at it here at home in dry sand! Notice
the signature succulent leaves with their unique shape, narrow at
the base, then widening in a graceful curve, the geometry of which is
all its own.

sideview . . .
Notice how
different the same
species looks with
a shift of context
and viewing
angle . . .

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Photograph by Cliff Crego © 2005

(created: XII.4.2005)