La nature est trop verte et mal éclairée

"Nature is too green and badly lit." So said François Boucher, the eighteenth-century Rococo painter. I just wish I'd found that quote before publishing my last blog post on electric trees.

Instead I'll leave this quote with a picture of a contemplative someone from the Tang Dynasty in China for you to meditate over while I take two weeks off from work and blogging. You may notice the similarities between this gentleman and my posturing in the blog picture opposite.

Should I extend my facial hair while on holiday? Alternatively is my Chinese friend predicting the discovery of an orchid with a foot-long nectar spur, predicting the discovery of a moth with a foot-long proboscis? So much for you to ponder while I'm away.