Thursday, May 01, 2008
While it may not be easy to fool Mother Nature, it's pretty well a snap to fool Grampa AC. I took that picture last week while we were out walking. Oh, I thought it was too early for tulips never mind Irises, but there they were so, I stopped questioning. I was so taken with the complementary colours that I thought I must be looking at the work of a master gardener, and who was I to question a master. Even when I posted the picture, there was something that didn't compute. It was as if I could see an odd texture to the leaves, but I reasoned that it was simply an oddity of the photo. It took Cuppa to perceive that the flowers were silk or some kind of fake.
So, I confess to being taken in even though I saw more than one warning sign and should have been able to catch hold of the truth myself. But the arrangement and the context — spring flowers outdoors in spring — were enough to thwart my supposed powers of discernment.
No Grampa Nature, I.