Plants, birds, animals, life's little oddities. In short, "all things counter, original, spare and strange."
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)
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:
Friday, April 1, 2011
And The Garden Falls Beautifully Into Disrepair
I love how lettuce looks good even when you completely ignore it for weeks at a time. And how the purple oxalis creeps in to offer such a nice purple contrast.