Category Archives: Native Plants

SUPER DUPER Sucker Shredder

In late October I loosed my barbaric yawp at the universe, declaring in emphatic song of myself that I would not take it anymore! Then I spent most of November and a good part of December collecting and shredding leaves … Continue reading

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The Man Behind the Tree

While walking through Costco on our usual toilet paper/paper towel/tub o’ mixed nuts/AA battery shopping binge, I came upon a very attractive book mixed in with the Tom Clancys and the 153 or so shades of gray generally available there. … Continue reading

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The Second Life Contest

The tree is down! I have never in my life had a Christmas tree stay up and decorated for so long–not when I was a kid, not when I was a bachelor, certainly not since I’ve been married. Christmas, and … Continue reading

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Yellow Lake

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This is NOT the Charlie Browniest Tree

A dozen or so years ago, when we were newly married, my wife and I bought a spectacular Christmas tree from a tony local nursery. Wildly expensive, even for the time, I trimmed its twelve-foot height to fit our ten-foot … Continue reading

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They ARE big and leafy

That enormous ‘thud’ you heard about three weeks ago was all of my Acer macrophyllum leaves falling to earth all at once.  I don’t believe in the Butterfly Effect, so I feel confident the air displaced by the falling leaves … Continue reading

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October, year over year…over year

All photos on the left taken by the Mitigation Planner, October 5, 2010.  Center photos taken by me October 8, 2011.  Photos on the right taken by me October 7, 2012.

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