For several years a banana plant has lived with me. She spends the winter inside, in my studio, and the summer on my deck.
This morning an origami snail came and whispered to her that all the trees outside are dressed in green. No dangerous frost will kill her leaves or her heart.
My banana plant and I will have the illusion of living in the warm temperatures of our tropical homelands for the next five months. Now we both are allowed to go out to the deck and sunbathe again. Yay!!!
Photos © Leyla Torres. Origami snail created by Robert Lang. Folded by Leyla Torres. Diagrams: Origami Kit For Dummies by Nick Robinson.