Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall into Spring

The leaves are falling, things are dying all about us-- going dormant, lying under ground, waiting for the next cycle to begin. Naturally, I'm thinking about planting bulbs. I'm happy to know that when all is frostbitten, and the chill winds blow the last dead shreds of vegetation about above the ground, below there are embryonic spring flowers building a root system, preparing for the day when it's time to push the green stalk with its papery bud, its fat pod enclosing the flower that proves to us once again that nature's wheel really does spin incessantly, mindless of our worries.

Click here or on image above to read the 1956 comic book distributed by the Associated Bulb Growers of Holland, "Bulb Magic."