Wednesday, July 25, 2012
white self-seeded freedom
Essay in white.
Most of my tomatoes have gone for compost such as been the cold weather with which the summer started. But amazing among the dahlias a tomato plant self-seeded from last year sprouts healthily. No sign of flowers yet let alone fruit. But perhaps with the warm weather of the last few days the plant which grew by chance will show the others up.
Always tempted to identify human attitudes, motives and emotions with other creatures in the animal kingdom, and for the most part rejecting the temptation, I can't help thinking of the idea of freedom, when I watch a butterfly escape from the anti-pigeon netting stretched over the broccoli. Uncharacteristically it flies off almost in a straight line. . Phew. That was an narrow escape. Won't go back there again in a hurry.