On my hands and knees this past week, I was musing on whether plants have intelligence. Scary thought. Pulling weeds in the Swiss Chard and beet rows, though, it often looked as if certain weeds which resembled the coloring of both these “wanted” vegetables had settled in their midst, hoping, by their similar coloring, to escape being weeded out. I know that’s unrealistic, but it was uncanny how often I found Red Roots starting right next to a red-stemmed Swiss Chard…and nowhere else.
Please don’t tease me about my slack-jawed awe in the “Ain’t Nature grand,” vein. It IS grand! It IS amazing! But, it seems as if the human race spends most of its time trying to destroy it, by--as only one example--creating what I believe will come to be a cliché for all unconscionable and more to the point, totally preventable disasters: “a BP.”
When will we realize and begin to protect Nature’s grandeur ? What does it take to get people off the couch to care?
On that rather pessimistic note (sorry!) here’s hoping your weekend will be what you need for rest and relaxation! If you get a chance, email the White House and let them know that people not connected with the disaster, care, too.
Out here JOTOLR, we’re supposed to be getting rain again, but the coming week, we are told, should offer a little respite from the moisture. Perfect for transplanting the tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, peppers and onions to the big garden. The Wabbit is finally fenced out, and the peas are starting to re-grow!
And, thank you so much everyone, for your lovely comments…
Julia, I hope the new town clock keeps accurate time, despite its more functional appearance!. (See Ruta’s comment for the wonderfully quirky personality of a public timepiece! Thank you, Ruta!!) Barbara, thank you for all your comments, plus your delightful blog! I love stiles. Marlene, thank you for your lovely comments! Your quilt descriptions are beautiful! I, too, love wool! Thomas! Good to hear from you, again!! Thank you for your always insightful comments! Carla, you’re an inspiration. Beth, I so enjoy your thoughtful conversation! Thank you. Hope I didn't leave anyone out! Forgive me if I did!
Have a delightful weekend! See you Monday! (Where did this week go??!!)