There are words that make me cringe. For some reason they aren’t fun to say and they just seem overused and inauthentic. There are words that inspire me; evocative and emotional. Other words I favor for dramatic effect and they often are the ones that used to prompt my mother to wash my mouth with soap (mind you – it only needs to happen to you once). And then there are those words that you don’t often use, but are really fun to say. Succulent is one of those. It has all the ingredients – soft s’s and rolling L’s and that all too sensual U. It just plain sounds provocative. As I was walking I happened upon a beautiful arrangement of succulents just waiting to be noticed and honored with a photograph. The colors were lovely and the chubbiness of the plant appealing much like a Rubens painting.