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Friday, May 8, 2009
All found in the mulch under one Chinese chestnut tree on May 6th.
Can you imagine the interconnection of mycellium running around beneath the surface. We give little credit to these things but I am convinced we work for them somehow. Not the other way around.
Parenting has afforded me a few new gardening tricks.
1. Plant seed.
2. Place daughter astraddle planted seed.
3. Wait for five minutes of drool.
Gardening is slower this way. But the water content of drool is sufficient for initiating the germination of newly planted seed.
You may need to click on the picture to see the quantity of drool provided.
A heavy load of ice on January 29th has this birch still bent on May 7th. Likely a storm it will never recover from. The character of a tree is shaped by moments in time. That is surely true for us as well. But character is what defines us.