Saturday, April 28, 2012
open parrots reminders
Opening time on the horse chestnut tree.
All winter long the parrot tulips which I planted in the Autumn have been gathering strength for the spring. But what spring? Gradually and reluctantly they have opened their scaly, green buds to find only steady rain, at best showers. Their red petalsbvopen they seemed to be asking, how do we close again?
On the radio I hear an entry for a design competition. It is a scented walking stick. It is intended for dementia sufferers who apparently invariably lose weight because they forget to eat. The stick is designed to release food smells at prescribed times to make them hungry. It reminds me that the smell of food indeed sharpens the appetite.