I was reminded of this truth when I walked out into the back garden last week. I'd been careful to keep the seed pods of pink and red poppies separate last year when I was collecting them ... or so I thought.
Did a few errant poppy seeds, infinitesimal specks that they are, escape from a pod as I was bagging it? Or did the wind blow them there? Only Mother Nature knows and she's not telling!
*Based on what I found on Google (Lougle, for those who have seen a certain comedy now playing theaters), the words "Mother Nature always bats last and she always bats a thousand" can be attributed to environmentalist Rob Watson. I heard them from that wild woman of the Wild Wild West, Mary Ann Newcomer.