19 April 2008

Trapped or pushing free?

7 comments:

kylie said...

pushing free!

Leah said...

The title and photo together are really like a poem.

Suzanne said...

PUSHING FREE! And, trapped. I discovered a blooming pansy in our driveway this morning. A seed must have fallen from the container near by, become lodged in the dirt between pavers and found a way to start a new life. Rob and I looked in amazement. I was going to attempt to dig it up and replant it, but didn't think I would be able to get enough root. We agreed to leave it alone and let it do what ever it wants in our driveway. It's free to live, but trapped in such an odd place.

ShutterSpy said...

@Suzanne: At first, when you said you found a 'blooming pansy', I thought you meant 'blooming' as in it was annoying. Is that an expression you use in America? As in, 'the blooming car's broken down again'.

another michael said...

In the US of A only those of us who grew up watching Monty Python or listening to the Goon Show would tend to use "blooming" in that sense. Here you'd more likely hear "darned" or "danged" pansy.

I like the way your photo captures the insistence of life.

Suzanne said...

Well, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Monty Python, but I didn't mean "blooming" in that way at all. I meant it was actually blooming (had a flower) and I thought it was so beautiful and precious to grow right in that little spot, with barely any room. And so did Rob. A little miracle.

I love so many things about the UK (especially that my grandmother and grandfather are both British (Ingersoll and Howard), and that as a young girl I got to have tea, almost everyday, out of a fancy teacup with my gram and sisters. We'd also have little finger sandwiches or cookies, or cake, or pie, or something yummy from the kitchen!!!

I also love how my english friends spell cozy, cosy, and spell lots of other words just as gently. It sort of takes the edge of. But nope honey, here blooming actually means a plant has flowered!

XO

ShutterSpy said...

Blooming means that here too, but it has two meanings. I just read your comment wrongly to start with and found it funny :-D

 
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