The Grapes of Rot! I had gone to a nursery to get a mussanda plant. The nurseryman was dealing with other customers who were there before me so I looked around and saw this. The climate in our region is not conducive to growing grapes and yet plant-lovers go ahead braving pests and the produce--sour grapes! These turn purple when ripe but even then the taste that it leaves in the mouth is sweet- sour! For Some Plants, the Stakes are High! I noticed this plant sprouting at a place where the soil leaves much to be desired but I staked some dead branches anyway. Manure should do the needful, to some extent! The Down(side) of Decorating An empty nest and its surroundings yielded this find. The softest, lightest feathers, lighter than a whisper! Rooting For a New Pot! Looks yucky but was the best I could find to match the description. An old tin, an ancient ficus, bursting at the seams(?)--crying out for a new home!
Hello, lizard, how have you bean lately? The lizard seems to know me well by now. She seems to be happy being photographed pretty often.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau