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Monday, July 16, 2012

When Actinida kolomikta and Actimida Leaves are Smiling . . .

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Last September, September the third of 2011 to be exact, in a blog entry here on TLLG, I asked if, dear reader, you were "familiar with the adage, 'If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans'" ?
And at that time I confessed that I had "recently discovered this very same  thing that happens with a muse." 

I went on to say, "if you want to amuse your muse, tell him/her what you intend to write about."   

In terms of lack of cooperation from the  muse, a similar thing has been happening in the writing of this entry, which was to be co-authored by my Kiwi Vine, as he had been begging me to let him co-author this post, a post that was intended to serve as a press release, as stated in an entry posted here on blogger a couple of weeks ago, for the sequel to my first garden themed Virtual Story (mini movie), "The Kiwi Speaks! Fifteen Minutes of Fame . . . almost," where he made his "silver screen debut" as the story's narrator. (Just a reminder: This "venue" has been posted in my Vimeo Library for your viewing pleasure and may be seen by clicking here.)

Be that as it may, a lot has happened in my rooftop garden since that film's release, and my Kiwi Vine has been most eager for me to film the sequel, but there has been delay upon delay with some disagreements among the things I grow in my garden as to the "ordering of their appearance" in the now-in-production sequel. They all want to be in either opening or closing segments.

My Kiwi Vine has gotten a kick out of the dialogue — from the cast of characters which grow along with him in this garden —  and he agreed with me that the opening image for today's post should be one reflecting the humor and affection he (mostly) feels towards his surroundings. The image posted above today's entry is a picture of my Kiwi Vine's leaves as they appear in the fall season. As you can see, their autumn color is "awesome," but you can also see they show that his branches appear to be smiling. My Kiwi Vine has mellowed a bit in terms of his sometimes scruffy attitude (which was quite evident in his prior movie), and so he has been more tolerant of our filming delays. 

He will co-author a post with me when we are further along in our sequel's production, and please continue to visit TLLG here on Blogger, tumblr, Facebook for updates. My Kiwi Vine and I do hope to include the sequel in my "giving voice to what lives in a garden project," which has been launched on indiegogo and may be viewed by clicking here.

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