It was John Constable who said, ‘Nature is the fountain’s head, the source from whence all originality must spring.’ And who would argue with John Constable?
I was having lunch in a garden, not my own, but the garden belonging to Penny who is in fact connected with the Constable Trust.
And I was sitting at table eating home made strawberry ice cream when suddenly a wisteria petal flew in and landed atop the ice cream on my spoon. It was a strange and perfect culinary moment. Not fabulously original but an example of how nature and culture come together in Constable Country.
Incidentally according to an article in Landscape Research, the year Constable died, 1837, was the year protein was identified, though Wikipedia puts it a year later. Well worth knowing.
This is a photograph of John Kendrew in more recent times with a model of myoglobin: