Sunday, October 20, 2013

Chrysanthemums and Fence

My neighbor's fence corrals the flowers but they keep trying to break out of its constraints.  The chrysanthemums are in the midst of their annual exuberance. They poke their heads through the pickets and nod in the breeze. Fence and flowers work together to create a new pattern of circles and stripes. The pickets are orderly and rhythmic. The flowers interrupt that rhythm, adding a bit asymmetry. If left to their own devices, I suspect the chrysanthemums would  attempt--and achieve--mild chaos.