Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Brave Little Seedling

The Brave Little Seedling
Originally uploaded by jhhymas
If you look closely, you can see the conifer seeding that has sprouted in the sawn-off-close-to-the-ground stump at the edge of the trail. The Waldron Fen is a nature preserve. Many years ago, the former owner planned a Christmas tree farm and planted a variety of native and non-native conifers. I don't think a single Christmas tree was ever sold. Left to themselves, the pines and firs are becoming a forest cathedral. On a recent Saturday, we walked through the tall slender (overplanted) trees on a soft carpet of fallen needles. This was something I saw; it's not terribly pretty, but it is encouraging.

1 comment:

  1. I think that there is a certain spare beauty to this even if it's not "pretty." Glad you noticed it.

    Thanks for your wonderful comment on my post about sketchbooks. That is the best advice I've seen for keeping track of what can be an insurmountable task.