All summer long the Wild Basil and the Wild Marjoram were locked in a fight to the death over the passing insect trade. And mostly, the marjoram won, attracting more species than the basil. But now the basil is the tortoise to the marjoram’s hare. The marjoram has given up, got its head down for the winter and has nothing left to offer. But the Wild Basil marches on. Hung with a filigree of spun sugar spider’s webs no TV chef could hope to emulate and snatching mist droplets from the air, the Wild Basil persists.
Wild Basil, Clinopodium vulgare. Sony DSC-HX20V f4 8mm 1/60 ISO 100