We start tomato seeds inside in March
By June (yes!) it will be warm enough to plant
Outdoors and months before they fruit. Sun’s arch
Moves north, but at this altitude, warmth is scant.
I saved seeds from last year, good tomatoes,
Basil and beans, but — gasp — what if I would
Wait until May and sow seeds in the ground?
Save us all this long, precocious childhood?
I know the spring start keeps us, uh, rooted
In the furtive “normal,” of the seasons,
But late frosts can prove our efforts futile.
Last I checked, the ground was dry and frozen.
A luxurious dilemma, right?
While others in the world run for their lives.
Bottom line? Maybe I’ll buy plants at a nursery this year. 🤣
This is another Shakespearean sonnet, not a great one, but reading some of Shakespeare’s actual sonnets, some of his were (in the language of Upstart Crow) “that which helps plants grow, but is not water.”
I had a freaky experience with one of the old journals yesterday — a drawing of mountains I did in 2002 and guess what mountains I had drawn? Yeah. And I had never, ever seen them. Here you go. The top is the drawing from my journal. The middle is the painting I do on the back of all my paintings and use as my “logo” on my business cards. The bottom is the mountains as they looked last week when I went out to see the Cranes with Bear and Teddy. Truly, there are “more things in Heaven and Hell…” etc.