A garden plant with a mind?
Never, in any of the biology classes, in any of the various classes of plant life from single cell to complex, did we discuss a brain.
Tell that to my pole beans. Perhaps they are strictly in self-presevation mode. After all, they are seed left from a previous year and this is the only “hill” that germinated.
They grow faster than a teen-age boy. Climbing the support rod inches each day. Then where do they go?
I imaging them thinking. Where can I cling?
One day I’d wager they extended their tendrils out and followed the sun around.
Then after careful consideration. On at least their second circuit and a few days after the photograph, they grasp onto the tomato cage and entwine over and under the top rim.