When I think of the word "anomaly" I'm usually thinking about celestial stuff (meaning stuff in space, and lingo in Star Trek) but that is the first word that popped into my mind when I saw these two flowers.
Right in front of the window well on the south side of the house, no where near any pansies that I ever remembered planting, was this lone purple pansy.
And then, as I rounded the corner of the house, what do I see snaking out from under some of my alyssum but a single moss rose.
I didn't "weed" the alyssum to give the moss rose a fighting chance like I did the clover for the pansy. I figured they could figure it out between the two of them!
I love flower anomalies. I like to think it's a message: When the growing gets tough, the tough get growing!