Oh plants, they’ve always been so good to me. Not only for making the air that I breathe cleaner and creating the food I eat but also because they remind me of the greater picture. As some of you know when I was a little girl my favorite place was in a giant laurel tree, which I named Laura and referred to often as my best friend. Every time I go back to Whidbey I see her, one year the neighbors over pruned her but in the last few times she’s still as full and glorious as ever.
I bought a plant here in San Giovanni, at the market more than a few Saturdays ago. I know it’s a bit selfish since after four months I have to leave it but after Anna, Aneja, and Alex left it seemed essential to my stay here to have a constant. Plants are really reliable friends.
Through all my travels they have given me joy and provided small reminders in their own way that I have friends everywhere. So go let a plant bring you happiness and check out some of the ones I’ve met so far:
Someone loves in Chianti loves Geraniums. This especially reminded me of you EEE.
Doorway in Rome
A Sunday Breakfast
Flowers that were bigger than my head (and my head is quite large)
A parting gift from Spain
In a small town near the Balze a little vine on a big adventure
Around San Giovanni, someones garden and a bag with a message (Defend Nature, Don’t throw out this bag, Reuse it)
And last but not least the plant that happily lives in my room in SGV.