Tag: Trees

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For those of you who don’t know, Nextdoor.com is a private social network by neighborhood. People post lost dogs or things for sale, or maybe they ask for recommendations for a dentist. Well on ours, we’re in the midst of a small drama regarding Christmas decorations. There’s a tradition in Austin of people decorating the […]

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When we first got married, my wife and I lived in a one bedroom apartment. A couple of years later, we moved to a new house that was part of a large development mostly built on open farmland. As a result, the only trees we had were those that we planted.

After 25 years, we finally found a “different” type of house in the country and have lived there for the last nineteen years. This house and property were part of a larger farm and is about 3.5 Acres, with about an acre of woods included in the back. As a result, I couldn’t begin to count the number of trees that we “own” – or own us.

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Walking in the early morning, I couldn’t help but notice the thin, stark crepe myrtles, seeming to reach for the heavens. Naked sentries, they’d been stripped of their finery of floating Spanish moss, lanky branches, their leaves long abandoned. The pre-spring ritual of preparing them for the months ahead was brutal, at first glance. But […]

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When will your garden grow? It’s that time of year when some gardeners explore which seeds they will plant inside in winter, under a grow light. They tend, water, hope, pray, and wait for the final frost in spring to get things rolling outside. Others buy plantlings, in Spring, after last frost, then start their tending. More

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There is an Israeli children’s ditty that runs as follows: The almond tree is blooming / and a golden sun is shining. More

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I write a weekly book review for the Daily News of Galveston County. (It is not the biggest daily newspaper in Texas, but it is the oldest.) My review appears Sunday. When it appears, I post the previous week’s review on Ricochet. More

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