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3 March 2021

Just down the street, there is an unusual sidewalk. Instead of a curb on the street side, it has a strip of earth that residents have planted with rock gardens, trees, whatever they like.

Chandelier Plant. Captured with an Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm II R at 36mm (72mm equivalent) and f7.1, 1/640 second and ISO 200. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

So you have the feeling of walking through a neighborhood garden, the sidewalk bordered on one side by a lawn and the other by the gardened strip. And naturally, that garden strip is almost public in nature. A public garden.

That's where we found this chandelier plant blooming beautifully in the afternoon.

It's a succulent from Madagascar that propagates easily. That's the only nice thing the books have to say about it.

In fact, its considered as a noxious weed in parts of Australia. It not only displaces native plants but it is poisonous to mammals.

You know, like cattle.

Apparently raccoons, skunks, possums, coyotes and rats aren't much attracted to it. We still see them running around on our nightly walk around the house to check for stimulus checks.

But we were. Long enough to bend down and frame it in the viewfinder. Which is the safe way to enjoy it.

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