Things Are Just Ducky #12 Father’s Day

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George glided in with his stretched as wide as he could make then. The duck in the grass below looked up and seemed to smile a little wider after seeing George. The two ducks greeted each other warmly and began to walk together along the path. At first they chattered excitedly catching up with each other’s lives but as they walked their conversation because more direct. The older duck began to instruct George about what was good to eat in the area and how to avoid the excited dogs that come here sometimes. The conversation was very important to George because this was his dad. The more George’s dad taught the greater the twinkle in his eyes flashed. George just took it all in and listened in earnest as he actually learned new things. What’s more is that George learned that day that Fathers don’t just like to teach but that it’s how his dad expressed his love for his son. All those hours and hours of lectures when George was growing up wasn’t just for the sake of showing George what he’d done wrong but the love and dedication of a father trying to impart the best of himself into his son. And furthermore George learned that his dad never felt more fulfilled than when he listened.

Tonight’s post is dedicated to the best teachers I ever had. My dad.

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The Pink Azalea Is Also Awake

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The unseasonably cold weather and overcast skies have had me watching the world through someone else’s lens for the past few days. So when the rain stopped for a little while I headed for the light to see what changes have taken place. Beneath the side deck and in a little sheltered spot this pink azalea has quietly been building up her Spring fashion. If the Flame Azalea that I posted last night burned away the last cold day then the pink azalea flushed in celebration.

Image Titled “Pink Azalea 5920b”.

Although her flowers are smaller they’re just as bright. I have have seeing quite a few woodnymph butterflies outside my windows in those few moments between showers and I suspected that this was why. The previous owners of the house had planted the pink azalea just before I bought it. In the past several years it’s grown so much that I’ll need to trim it back before it takes over the deck. The plan is to prep several of the branches to be removed with rooting hormones so that I can replant them and help the azalea spread.

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The Tiny Treasure

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The softly fallen rain now trickles as minut streams that roll silently through the forest floor. Deep within the the wind thrown tree a thick mat of threads transport the necessities of life to the surface. As I approach the old birch log the scent if the rain soaked moss fills my nose. Then, among the tiny fern-like strands of moss a single leaf rises as it was a tree itself. Simple and unpretentious and yet the beauty of leaf is undeniable. The gentle curl near the base reminded me of a small child waking from a nap and rubbing it’s eyes. No wonder we refer to a rotting log as a “nurse tree”.

Image Titled “The Nurse Tree 42720”. The tree fell in 2012.

I’ve watched this log since it fell in 2012 when straight line winds forced my forest to be reborn. The event was what lead me come to the realization that disruption precedes regeneration. The event opened up the canopy and allowed seeds that had been in the ground for a long time to have their chance to flourish. Many of the wildflowers that I’ve posted this year were born out of that destruction. The giant tree fell and gave the moss a place to gather. The moss held the moisture and provided habitat for the fungus and the fungus feeds the violet leaf that spawned my moment of tranquility.

As we move forward in this time of concern I want you to know that even though the world changes that disruption doesn’t have to mean loss. It can also mean rebirth and the germination of seeds that once lay dormant unable to wake until something let in the light.

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Napping Violet

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Violet didn’t feel particularly blue today. In fact she was her cheerful sunny self. However, being a bright personality all the time was hard work and even though she hadn’t left her bed all day she was tired. So she laid down for a nap. The small twig on the forest floor made a perfect pillow for her head. Her life was simple and yet wild at the same time. In the past she had considered a move away from the mountains but her roots were just too deep here. No, she would stay where she was planted. After all, it was her perennial duty to bring joy to that spot every year. She didn’t even mind living in the shady part of the forest.

When we think about violets we have a tendency to think that violets are always blue. Well, the ones that are deeper in the forest are yellow. The ones that occur in my little forest sanctuary have smooth leaves but the yellow violets are known for having fuzzy leaves. They have two types of flowers. Chasmogamous ( Latin for open marriage) flowers in the early Spring. These flowers exchange pollen with other plants but later in the summer this violet will produce cleistogamous flowers without pedals or scent. These second blooms will self pollinate and produce a natural clone of the parent plant.

The yellow violets are sometimes mistaken for pansies but pansies have 4 pedals that point up where violets only have 2 upward pointing pedals.

When I saw the one in tonight’s feature image it looked so much like it was resting that I couldn’t help but write about the things that a sleepy violet might be thinking about.

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Red Trilliums And The Blessed Light

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The afternoon sun brings a gentle warmth to my mountain as I stroll through the growing grass. Several robins take flight whistling their alarms as I pass the tree in my yard that holds the feeders. The violets are almost as think as the grass and it’s becoming obvious that I need to tune up my mower soon. I come to the spot that has become my forest sanctuary to see what the mountain has to present me with today. The mountain does not disappoint me. The beautiful Red Trilliums have sprung up overnight.

Also known as Wake Robin, Bethroot, Toad Shade and Stinking Benjamin, the Red Trillium is one of our most showy Appalachian Wildflowers. It’s arrival always coincides with the Robins preparing for the breeding season. It’s certainly possible that we’ll have a killing frost after these open and I’ve even seen snow on Easter Sunday but it’s not likely. It’s a significant marker on my natural calendar when these beautiful flowers carpet the shady places on the mountains.

The shape of the flowers always reminds me of a Star Of David. One triangle points up and another one points down. The symbolism was always explained to me as payers going up and blessings coming down. In fact the whole plant seems to be based on triangles. There’s even 3 leaves to a plant.

Image Titled “Red Trillium 4220b” shows that plant has 3 leaves.

Looking up the mountains and across my landscape certainly makes me feel like I’m blessed. The light that I’ve prayed for since October has arrived and is growing stronger every day. Light is the element of cleansing, renewal and rebirth. And the Red Trillium is one more sign of that taking place.

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