Sunday, April 14, 2024

Tulips and Ivy

 Spring is the perfect time to wander along the brick sidewalks of Old Town Alexandria where so many houses bear plaques proclaiming their age or historical significance. A row of tulips sets off a brick wall with the most amazingly disciplined English ivy, cajoled into repeating geometric forms. I admire it with a slight twinge of envy, thinking about the ivy that creeps in my yard, going wherever it wants despite my never ending efforts to eradicate or at least tame it.