The Acanthus are looking very lush at the moment with their green leaves and tall flower spikes but at summer advances the leaves die down ... some are already yellowing off.
Lush ... that reminds me there is a shop with that name ... I've gotta go buy a few Christmas gifts soon.
Matthew 2:11 (New International Version)
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.