Because it's Monday. And because I'm feeling silly. A haiku in your honor:
I love you for your beauty
But not for your thorns.
I had completely lost all memory of what a thorny beast this pretty plant can be. That is until I had to trim some out-of-control vines by our front door the other day. Hopefully the fact that it is "winter" will keep those crazy vines at bay for a little while.