Sunday, November 21, 2010

My climbing beans ..

' The same stream of life
that runs through the world
runs through my veins night and day
and dances in rhythmic measure.

It is the same life that shoots joy
through the dust of the Earth..
into the numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of flowers..'

The older I grow the more I am in awe of life on this planet.

Just look at my beans growing, up up the bean poles,
all travelling in the same direction.
Counter clockwise.

Is this to do with the coriolis effect?
You the water goes counter clock-wise down our southern hemisphere plugholes!
It all astonishes me.

I read it could be the growing tip of the plant following the path of the sun.
Now how amazing is that.

PS.  What I'm wondering .. do vines travel in a clockwise movement in the northern hemishere?
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  1. Joan, I, too, am more in love with the wonders of this planet every day. Always something new for us to see and marvel at.

  2. I love vine and the way that they whirl and twirl and find their way to the top of the pole. Our vines grow the same way here and they never cease to amaze me. You look to have a healthy crop of beans, Joan.

    I think that the older we get, the more we appreciate the earth and its beauty and what it gives us. We are more atune to its wonders and, I think, how fragile it all is.

    What a lovely post, Joan.

  3. Everyday miracles are all around us!

  4. As an avid gardener you have piqued my interest. Too bad I have to wait a few months in the northern hemisphere to test out your theory.

  5. Joan, the beans look terrific! I know the vines on my arbor (kiwi vines) grow counter-clockwise...I'll have to check out other climbing plants come the Spring and Summer of 2011. :)