My little plot doesn't quite fail to surprise me! Chon had brought me a bagful of passion fruit three years ago and i scattered some of the seeds at the backyard. The vine grew but there was no sign of the fruit. This after- noon, i saw two deliciously green fruit lying on the ground. At first i thought they were guavas, but guavas have not matured as yet and the colour was too light to pass off for guavas. Imagine my surprise and joy at holding the very first produce from my plant!
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