As spring flowers unfold in the landscape, nature is already preparing for the future. The winged samaras of the maple trees and the catkins of the birch trees are only two examples of the abundance of seed that is a result of countless flowers that are pollinated in early spring.
As I watch a squirrel precariously balance on a branch outside in an effort to feast on the bountiful flowers of an Oak, I am reminded of what a precarious balancing act it is to co-exist with nature! With Earth Day recently celebrated on April 22nd and Arbor Day fast approaching on April 29, consider that this cycle of life yields so much more than the eye can see. While the spirit of spring is most vibrant this time of year, the bounty of the earth is all around us everyday of the year!