Thursday, 27 October 2011

On nature's shelf

Decades ago I would gaze in wonder at my classroom's nature shelf.

 Since then institutions seem to have given up on me (hopefully for good, though we know that the first involuntary dribble and relatives you've never heard of do what's best for you), but I still stare at nature shelves, especially my own,

and their occupants, careful not to over-salivate, stare back at me.