Friday, September 12, 2014
It's sad when a big old tree has to be taken down. Some of them here in the Buffer Zone have been senselessly cut down to make room for big houses and trucks that need to maneuver around on tight lots to put up big houses. But, I think this big guy in the picture was sick. You can see he had some hollowness that looks like rot in his trunk. A lady pointed out what she thought was a bluish tinge to the inner bark which she believed to be an indicator of lightening damage. I wasn't so sure.
Also, here is our last little harvest of pole beans before I cleared out the plants. The velcro like leaves were yellowing--getting what I think of as "plant fatigue" as August winds up and the hot days stretch on into September. You know how you start off pulling a few beans and then there are more than a handful, so you put them in your pocket or the front of your shirt because you didn't really mean to start pulling beans in the first place? Well, that's what was happening here.
It's raining now. Here at the school week's end, I'm feeling a little bit of "person fatigue" haha.