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Autumn issue in November
A tale from the Garden
Teachers raid Big Island to get Squirrel Corn. Article.
Our versatile native tree with uses from twine to honey to chocolate.
Read Article Here.
Garden Plant of the Week
Selected from the many species in, or historical to, the Garden.
Can you identify this Summer flowering plant by the strange looking flowers?
LEARN ABOUT IT HERE
Link on name goes to more information and photos of this plant.
There are patterns in the way in which trees shed leavs.
I saw the light first from the barn well.
The cold water fell into the night-chilled buckets,
Deepening to the somber blue of the southern sky.
Over the new trees, there was a strange light in the east.
The light was dawn. Like a man who has come home
After seeing many dark rivers, and will soon go again,
The dawn stood there with a quiet gaze;
Our eyes met through the top leaves of the young ash.
Taken from Getting Up Early by
Robert Bly (b.1926)
“One is constantly reminded of the infinite lavishness and fertility of Nature - inexhaustible abundance amid what seem enormous waste. And yet when we look into any of her operations that lie within reach of our minds, we learn that no particle of her material is wasted or worn out. It is eternally flowing from use to use, beauty to yet higher beauty; and we soon cease to lament waste and death, and rather rejoice and exult in the imperishable, unspendable, wealth of the universe, and faithfully watch and wait the reappearance of everything that melts and fades and dies about us, feeling sure that its next appearance will be better and more beautiful than the last."
John Muir, from The Tuolumne Camp, My First Summer in the Sierra.
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