Inside our home, under lights, newly emerged peppers and eggplants have arisen and are stretching their wings like a prima ballerina on pointe preparing to do a pirouette in earthen toe-shoes,
breaking the bonds that hold them and preparing to go out into the world and produce.
The tomatoes are standing tall like proud little soldiers in marching formation readying themselves for unknown battles and triumphs.
Even a few celeriac have decided to take a peek at the new world and will hopefully call out to their siblings to awaken and arise from the long slumber that still grips them in a seedy embrace.
Outside, the rhubarb having emerged in the warmth of sun must now face the reality of a sometimes harsh Mother Nature. The "pie plant", being much more in tune with its wild past than the friends that will soon be graced by its presence, will most certainly prevail.