here highlighting how plain it was. Come winter it was put storage, tucked away at the back, out of sight and out of mind.
Then something amazing happened, it noticed that the flower was being photographed and assumed that again it was to be humiliated. But it wasn't
Slowly it built in confidence and put out more flowers and with each flower it got more attention. No one seemed to be laughing, instead the comments were about how good it looked.
Gone are the plain leaves, the loose shape, replaced by thick, pale blue leaves a nice round rosette and those lovely large flowers.
The ugly duckling was ugly no more.