Some things happen fast, the fellow who lives next door to this
house was outside Saturday busily working on his lawn and noticed this tree to be
like the rest on his street, pretty dormant but the warmth Sunday made a big change
and in a few hours this ho-hum collection of stems turned into this magnificent thing
Caught here in the light of early evening with the day's receding sun behind it the
fuzzy blooms of the tree seem almost to glow as they catch the high contrast light.
Of all the things we can have in a yard trees make the most sense. The offer us protection
from the sun, hold moisture in the soil, breath off massive amounts of oxygen and
even in winter are their to offer some protect from a howling wind. I have mentioned
before that prairie urban areas have become almost forested regions as both municipal
government and individuals fill their space with trees of all kinds.
One of the added features of trees is that they provide us with an ideal environment
for other living creatures to have a place to live and raise their young. Birds,
small mammals and a host of unobtrusive insects are tree dwellers and enrich the