If the Planet Mars had a warm atmosphere, I hypothesize that its plant life would consist mostly of succulent-type growth. Meantime, here on Earth, succulent plants and cacti have a beauty that seems other-worldly. They evolved the ability to store needed moisture in order to thrive in dry or harsh environmental conditions. They are found in a variety of shapes and sizes.
I love the subtle beauty of succulents and cacti. They’re also, enjoyable style accessories that can fit into nearly every decor style imaginable. I like to keep them in different types of containers to enhance their properties as eye-candy.
I sometimes decorate the kitchen table with potted succulents as elements of a centerpiece. Two of them will be rotated off the table and onto a window sill. The hen and chick is in a vintage starter pot and the miniature cactus garden is at home in a contemporary department store planter.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes the late Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Paul Kurtz. “The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.”