Send a single packet of seeds through the mail enclosed in an envelope not much bigger than the seed packet. Include a single slip of paper with words, to the effect of, I can’t wait to see how you photograph these. That’s what my cousin did. A simple gift of great encouragement.
It took me a while, I must admit, to plant the seeds in a cereal bowl. I was lazy on occasion, not watering the dark earth and letting the top get so dry it seemed an errant breath would blow everything away. But I did water, pouring on cups at a time and then walking away.
If you follow my blog, you know I grew impatient. I moved the bowl from room to room trying to follow the sun. But then, as happens often in nature, sprouts did appear and then stems and leaves and soon blooms. …
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