Re-homing A Tree

The tree arrived in a pot—scrawny and with little foliage to help identify it. A woman where my husband worked wanted the tree removed. Carry it away. She had no use for the seedling. My husband had a thing about trees. He couldn’t kill it even though he didn’t think the tree would survive—the roots […]

Survivor’s Instinct

With all the recent wintry weather we’ve experienced, I found the return of the wildlife to our neighborhood encouraging. Hungry birds hovered near the apple tree where forgotten, fallen fruit waited for consumption, often triggering feathered wars. Squirrels chattered their dismay, having been forced from the yard by the layer of snow, followed by an […]