Today, the Tecoma Capensis, or Cape honeysuckle,
almost had a temper tantrum, claiming that I had not
properly acknowledged its presence, since it arrived more
than a week ago. Hence, the close up of its 'good' side.
It huffed and puffed that, while it was 'on leave', it had
heard through the grapevine that, despite the maple's
burnt leaves, the tarnished tree was the most
photographed subject this past summer -
even more than the ravishing red verbena, (horrors!),
whose petals, it professed, were surely pure perfection!
Of course, being the designated photographer
of these garden roomies, this was completely untrue.
|The green with envy grapevine, hiding in the huddle.|
Hmm. I needed to get to the bottom of this, so
off I went to the aforementioned grapevine,
which miraculously, always seems to have
the latest scoop on this gullible garden group!
I wasn't surprised, (or convinced),
when the conniving vine
tried to pin the whole thing
on the Goldcrest cypresses!
Its motive? Jealousy:
for being evergreens,
and getting to hang out with the
herbs, and the flowers and the grass,
rain or shine, unlike the vine,
that runs out of time,
deprived of that precious,
all season pass.
Thanks for visiting
and happy weekend!