Behind the veil Of leaves The sunlight is peeking Through Away from the hustle And bustle, The day that awaits: A swaying of branches Rattling and shaking The leaves Not ready to leave, I take another look At bits of white clouds And the blue sky Up, behind— On the other side— Of a veil I need
I wanted to share an update of the post I shared on 10/14/17 about the avocado tree I have been growing. After returning from my trip to NYC yesterday, I was pleasantly suprised to see that the tree has grown quite a bit. I suppose I had better start thinking of a name for the thriving beauty.
I have tried growing an avocado tree a few times and have finally had some success. I started this one in May and potted the little tree yesterday. The process has taken patience and a bit of faith. As my friend Debbie put it, when I sent her a photo of the first leaf, there is perseverence to be found here– as is often the case with nature.
Here are a few tips that I did figure out with my tree:
Change the water once a week to prevent mold
Use toothpicks! Don’t get too creative when suspending the pit
With the help of my awesome graphic designer in New York (electrofork), I decided to make a book of poetry and photography. I have received positive feedback from the friends and family I have given pre-ordered copies to and could not be more thrilled. I have always had a love of nature and hope the project evokes the childlike spirit I intended.
This afternoon, I went on bike ride. The weather was sunny and gorgeous and perfect for enjoying being outdoors. I took a few photos along the way, but not many as I had my MapMyRun app tracking my progress. But, I will always stop for trees.
I ended up doing 10 miles and there was a special treat at the end of the journey: Delightful neighbors had a box of homegrown grapefruits by their mailbox and I grabbed one. It was a delicious and mostly seedless reward for some exercise I was happy to complete.