On Choices

Flirtatious petals!

Butterflies will not settle

On a closed flower


n.b. Look at these flowers on the city street; they rely not just on scent to help pollination. To a nectar-addled butterfly, the combined appearance of petals and stamens may arouse some seductive interest.

Nature, who would take her at face value? Mysterious, clever, witchy – nothing quite as it seems.

CLP 11/03/2020