The Race

The Merrick family as an annual race that starts in November. It's a race against our very natures and it has been going on for my whole lifetime, probably for hundreds of years before that, too.

It asks the honest question Can we plant our paperwhite bulbs in time to bloom for Christmas? Coming from a family of well meaning forgetful gardeners, I, too, am prone to worry that I've gotten my bulbs planted too late for a Christmas display.

Last year I came in dead last with blooms around new years, but this this I'm ahead of the game. Yeess, score one for the home team!

1 comment:

  1. To a jig (eire morning tea)Saturday, November 15, 2008

    I am getting pennants ready
    for the home team, with my steady.
    They will be
    white and green (for the little paper tree)
    maybe blue and pupil-color too,
    to cover all that we see through.