Friday, June 1, 2007
The flower that Luke picked out at the nursery isn't quite as nice as Max's. For one thing, there are no blossoms. I don't like to be too reductive -- baseball is a little more than grown men swinging sticks at balls -- but is there anything more to this "flower" than a tiny little clump of leaves? Luke certainly thinks so. He gets excited when he notices a bud that might blossom. If you look closely at the center of the photo, you'll see a little white thing. This gives the boy hope. You may also notice two stems coming out of the plant. There used to be a pretty little flower on one of the stems that made Luke want to pick the flower in the first place. It's long gone. Also, notice that the plant is happily surrounded by chips and sticks? That's Luke's doing. Happy plants bloom.