Here in the tropics there’s a shrub that bursts into sensational bloom in the heart of winter. It’s called the snowflake shrub*: when flowering, it resembles a mass of delicate white snowflakes.
The interesting thing about this shrub is that if you plant it beside a light source that isn’t natural – like a street light – it refuses to flower.
It will only flower on the side away from the artificial light.
It only responds to the real thing; artificial input shuts down its natural instinct to bloom.
I bow deeply before the savage wisdom of this little shrub.
2 thoughts on “the wisdom of a little shrub”
How remarkably wise . . .
And it’s such a lovely thing too, Darla. Delicate and lacy.
But I understand that the stem sap is very toxic – it doesn’t like being abused.
More savage wisdom, eh?