Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Resilience of Nature

I am constantly amazed at how tough nature is. Here is one lone morning glory seed that planted itself under a rubber mat on the walkway in my backyard. After an nine-month winter and much walking on, it has sprouted and is inching its way to the trellis. Incredible.



And...am I the only one who sees the endless possibilities for these lovely cardboard fruit baskets, even saturated with the nectar of the fruits?

4 comments:

Kim Mailhot said...

Not so sure about old fruit basket uses - maybe to refill them ?

But the morning glory resilience I get. I had some soil in a planter that I left out in the shed over the winter. I planted a bunch of African Daisies in there about a month ago. Yesterday, while I was trying to help out my water logged flower pots on the deck by deadheading and trimming dead leaves, I found a morning glory growing amongst the daisies, choking them actually, with its twisty vine. Nature know that it can grow in spite of un-ideal conditions - a good lesson to remember...
Happy Sunday !

laughingwolf said...

yup, ma nature has ideas we can't even conceive of

as for the basket, some uses come to mind, but the plastic handle would live for centuries...

hope your week's great...

Snap said...

Morning glories are true glories. I planted some seeds when we first moved in. Soaked the seeds - did everything *right*. They didn't come up. About 5 years later, they decided that they should join the flowers.

sherry lee said...

One of the marvels of nature...how resilient it is and surprises us in so many ways!

That basket has infinite possibilities!! Can't wait to see what you do with it -- I have a strong feeling it will be spectacular!