Thursday, 12 October 2017
Leaves and flowers
Flowers are showy but the leaves do all the work of feeding the plant.
Flowers are necessary for there to be fruit, but there need to be a lot more leaves than flowers to provide the food for that fruit to grow.
Behind the scenes work, day after day slog, hard yakka as they say here is Australia - it's what gets things done. Leaves have to work hard for there to be growth and a harvest.
There are times when it feels that the leaf work is all that we're doing and there doesn't seem to be much to show for it. But the season for flowers and fruit comes along eventually. For some plants the flowering season only comes along every few years, not every summer.
So hang on in there.
The harvest will eventually come.
And I'm getting my act together enough to join in with Paint Party Friday this week. Hop on over there to see what people have been creating this week.