The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
— Wm. Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice
Fully as beautiful, and unexpected, as mercy itself.
QUITE possibly, on temporary loan from the Heavens.
The flowering vine is as capricious as it is promiscuous in its beauty. Last year it chose one site to flower, directly over the coral chamber. (Admittedly not a bad choice, at all, if its goal were to achieve maximum dramatic effect without all that trouble of taking shape, blooming, going back to nature, and so forth.)
Jade Vine over Coral Rock.