Last fall I wrote about having had to cut down a beautiful silver maple tree, and how shoots had developed from the trunk, and how I wondered whether they would make it thru the winter. https://sarasinart.net/2013/08/05/perseverance/ We had the roughest winter in a long time, but the picture above, taken today, shows how hard this tree wants to keep trying. I might end up with a whole tree from those little shoots that were so tiny last spring.
The trunk of the tree continues to still support other life forms, like fungus of different kinds, and provides a place for chip monks to hide.
Also last year, I wrote about a squirrel burying a black walnut in a plastic pot filled with ground, and me discovering I had a black walnut seedling, lol. https://sarasinart.net/2013/05/18/squirrels-do-not-remember-where-they-buried-their-nuts/ Below is the little walnut tree that really wants to be a big walnut tree! I was really surprised that it made it thru the winter that we had.
Things that want to grow are amazing. Another amazing thing around here is a hanging pot of verbena and lantana, that I’ll throw in just because the beauty of it is amazing.
I love the spring and summer, watching the wonders of the earth come back alive. Enjoy your weather and hopefully, whatever you’re growing.