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Thursday, March 31, 2016

country n news-spring fever


yesterday as i laid on my bed readying myself for an afternoon nap
after working in the am planting trees at the new
habitat for humanity house
i looked out our large window that faces west
at a monterey white oak i planted 10 years ago
it has just now gotten large enough
so that i can lay there
look out the window
to see all the new leaf growth
to watch the birds land in the tree
hop around
i feel like i am in a tree house
up in the tree with the birds
i cant wait to see what it looks like in the future

i looked farther to the right
there is another monterey white oak i planted at the same time
about 25 ft away
now its the largest of the two
i bought it as a very small 1 gallon plant
it gets runoff from our washing machine
its grown much larger

another example of a $5 plant in a $50 hole

then looking north through another window
i saw this arizona cypress that has now grown to 20 ft
a neighbor gave it to me several years ago
it is native to west texas and to the mountains in big bend park
its a good match for cedars
getting much larger without all the pollen

i walked out on my upper deck
looked down on our anacacho orchid tree
just now with its spring blooms
that sweet smelling flower that overtakes the property

the grape koolaid smelling mountain laurel blooms
just left us right before this
it also could be smelled all over the property

i then looked to the southwest down near the garden
there the lady banksia rose was all abloom with its
yellow tiny roses

then i walked back inside
looked through another window facing east
there were those yellow ball like flowers on the
huisache tree
an annual blooming that i look forward to

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then back on the porch
looking down at the beautiful red trumpets of the
crossvine that has climbed 20 ft up the side of our deck
from below
all full of hummingbirds and bees

looking out our kitchen window
the yaupon tree was blooming its tiny blooms
it was all covered with bees
abuzzing like they were in a concert

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then looking out on the pastures and yard
there are those beautiful blue texas native

so i paused this week
while i was in the garden replanting my veggies
looked around like a captain on a ship
took a deep breath of all those spring smells
fresh air
all those oak leaves i had spread out in the garden
reached up and felt my forehead

i think i do have a spring fever

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. TOGD, That is what i am trying to do with our "backyard", I am just a few years behind you!