Sunday, April 24, 2011

New Pots

At the garden center, way in the back, past the pansies and hyacinths, past the green landscape of oregano, parsley and tender basil that should not yet be set out in the ground, you arrive at the corner where the pots are stored. It's a terra cotta landscape of birdbaths, window boxes and basic pots in every size. Look at all the curves! Sunlight plays off the rims. The drainage holes form a pattern of polka dots. They are so similar and so perfect right now. Soon they will go to their new homes where they will become smeared with dirt, develop a white efflorescence, get chipped, or take on a fine growth of moss. They will each acquire a personality.