Air Plants in the Wild (#Treesquare July 13)

Becky’s theme is #TreeSquares for July 2021 (here) and the Sunday Stills theme (here) is “under (and over) the trees” so today we have some views from under a tree to see what is also over (or on) the tree: air plants, and bark flora, captured in a natural habitat.

So many stores sell these little air plants on some fun bases They seem to be everywhere these days. Here is an old photo of an air plant we bought at the grocery store. They usually cost between $2.99 and $24.99. Tis one below was on an artsy metal base and cost $5.99. 

“air plant” from store

It was nice to see air plants growing in the wild – or naturally hanging out on trees down in Florida. 

Let’s close with some quotes (thanks again to joyroses13)

quote sing songquote susie of sally talk about people

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33 thoughts on “Air Plants in the Wild (#Treesquare July 13)

    1. well that is the second blogger to note that – and I agree – a little creepy in the crop and the black and white – but in the wild they look different (less spooky)

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    1. Hi ally – this is the second or third time I have seen them in the wild – or maybe I should say “noticed them” – and I did bring a few of them home – (not sure if all folks will think that is “acceptable green behavior”) but I will see if they last a while – we spritz them once a week.

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    1. Hi Terri – hahaha – I do believe that the air plants did not make it (some plants just do better int he wild and then not everyone has a green thumb for all plants – right?)
      and silk flowers sure do have many perks 🙂
      have a nice day

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  1. Greats Yvette and love air plants!
    They don’t last forever like I always thing but longer than most of mine thank god.

    I think that people know that the Susie’s are generally the one’s to stay away from in general don’t you?”
    nice post💖💖

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  2. I had entirely forgotten about air plants until I read your post, Yvette. Now that they are in my radar I will likely see them everywhere. The black and white photos are a nice effect. My eyes seem to relax and see the photo differently. The two quotes you share are new to me with wisdom of the ages. Unfortunately, the Susie/Sally note plays out too often. And, my family shudders at the thought of me breaking into song. 😀

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  3. We had an air plant years ago and it was fastened somehow to a rustic piece of wood … wonder what happened to it? I’ve never seen one in a natural setting in the wild however. I like both your quotes – very true and the last one reminds me of something my mom used to say: “sweep your own doorstep before you want to sweep mine.”

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    1. Oh Linda – you are a wealth of old stories and cool phrases – and I sure do need to save this one you shared here:

      “sweep your own doorstep before you want to sweep mine.”


      you should start a document listing some of these awesome sayings

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      1. My mother said my grandmother used it all the time … it is a great expression isn’t it? There was a guy who did a regular e-mail newsletter about the origin of words and phrases. My boss is a wordsmith and collects expressions and words, so I got him the subscription for a Christmas gift one year and I got a complimentary subscription as well. The author, Evan Morris, died of cancer four years ago, but they have left the site up. It is searchable for almost every phrase imaginable. Here is the index.
        http://www.word-detective.com/sitemap/

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        1. Thanks so much for this link!! Recently was curious about “sincerely” origins for letters and will see if they have it
          So curious about the site

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        2. You’re welcome Yvette. I used to enjoy his e-mail bulletin with all the expressions dissected as to origin, how to use them. He encouraged people to ask him to research. I was sorry to see he was gone. He does have a book (same title as his site) available on Amazon.

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