Wednesday, January 20, 2021

A time for new planting

FERNANDO AMORSOLO (1882-1972) Oil on Canvas, 1950

In many parts of the world the time for planting new crop is one of hope and joy. It is a symbol of renewal, and the promise of an even better future.

The unlucky Year of the Rat will not end until February 12 (when it will be replaced with the Year of the Ox), but already there has been much rejoicing in the USA. The long night under a leader who did not really care about the environment and disparaged science is finally over.

Here's to hoping that the new seedlings that we are planting today grow up strong and true, and that they yield a rich and bountiful harvest in 2021.