Years ago, I used to play the guitar, not very well I may add, and in those pre internet days, one went to a music shop and bought music to play in books. I had a book from something called the Newport Folk Festival and it was full of unfamiliar songs from over the Atlantic, a mix of folk and protest songs that were new to me.
One of the ones I really liked, probably because it was easy to play, was by Malvina Reynolds and made famous by Pete Seeger. It is called ‘God Bless the Grass’ and for some reason I was humming it as I took these pictures of the plants that have been so very busy sowing themselves round my garden, front and back as the pointing between the slabs in the paths deteriorates. I looked it up on YouTube and found that it still speaks to lots of people. I loved this version of it:
The original with Malvina Reynolds is here
I thought of waiting for a sunnier day to try and take them again, but it’s been a week and more since I posted so here are my plants that grow through the cracks waving at you all! Plant some seeds or create a little space and something will grow.
its roots they are deep and its will is to grow