Thursday, January 19, 2017

Janustory Day 18

Janustory Day 18: As I inch down the stem’s thick buoyant hairs, a deluge of water nearly knocks me into space.

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Rain can knock us off our feet, ruin our plans, bog down our travel, and mess up our lives. It also nourishes, fertilizes, waters, and cleanses the world. I tend to take a horticulturist's view of rain - good for the earth. And I say that as someone with an old house and somewhat porous basement. Still, I like walking in the rain. I like messing about in puddles. I've enjoyed observing the dynamics of the rain garden and how water moves across my little patch of land. The big snowdrop patch seeded itself in what seems to be a damp patch. Anytime I've planted them drier, they struggle. So it seems we each need a degree of moisture in our lives.

Katsura's (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) waxy leaves will hold a light rain.

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