It’s another couple weeks that Finn McSpool hasn’t gotten out and about. While he’s complaining that this is ruining his chances to have the paparazzi chase him down and slap his photo on the cover of a gossip magazine, I have assured him that a BIG adventure is coming his way very soon.
Luckily, Beasties don’t have the greatest of attention spans and Finn was soon bragging about his new talent: Seeing into the future. He did note that he needed to be amongst nature for the skill to work. Curious about this newfound skill (and hoping it might relate to lottery numbers), I followed him out to the garden.
Finn scurried on his tiny little legs, then halted at the edge of the patio, put his paw to his head, and, in a rather mystical voice (I wondered why he’d been practicing that), stated, “Behold! Future strawberries!”
“Gee, Finn, thats, um….impressive?”
My lack of awe for the Great Finnisky’s new talent didn’t stop him from scrambling up my espalier and proclaiming, “And here, I see future pears.”
Actually, I started to hope he did have some insight into the future since I’ve yet to get a pear off that tree. “Okay Great Finnisky, what do you see on the other espalier?”
“Puh-leeassse, that’s not even worth my powers. Even the least powerful oracle could see those are going to be currants in the near future.”
Understanding he wanted a challenge (and since he’d already gotten distracted from his visions by the chance to climb up a trellised vine), I said, “Tell me what the future holds for that vine you’re in, then.”
“Hmm, a tough one, not so willing to give up its secrets…”
“You don’t know, do you?”
“I fear the Great Finnisky’s Sight is not so clear in this part of the garden.”
“It’s a chocolate vine.”
“No, don’t get too excited. It’s just an Akebia vine that produces bizarre fruit that smell a bit like chocolate.”
“So, it doesn’t grow Hershey bars?”
“Sorry, nope. Any other visions of the future?”
Finn–sorry, the Great Finnisky, shimmied down the akebia and dashed across the lawn toward the birdbath. Maybe his “Sight” isn’t so good in this part of the garden either because he had to get a reallllly close up look to see the future of his next customer.
“Yes, another tough one, but something’s coming from this one in the very near future. And I see before me…..future honeyberries!!!”
“Wow! I am impressed the Great Finnisky knew that one. How did you–?”
But before I could find out how the Great Finnisky learned about honeyberries, he was back to being Normal Finn and wanting his picture taken with plants that matched his purple and white coloring…
I thought we were finally done, but before I could get back to work, Finn saw a perfect photo op with some tulips and bluebells…
…but when he tried to climb the tulips it was time to rein in the Great Finnisky for the day!
How about you? Any future hopes for your garden? Any plants coming to life after this horribly long non-springy spring? Have a great weekend everyone and see you next Wednesday!!