Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mabel the Maple

Mabel rises.

 
There could be a story written about her. I mean she collapsed. She was levelled. She was totally horizontal, shrouded in her skirts. And then one branch was sawed off, then two, then three.

And very slowly, she rose again and settled back into the hole that was wrenched from the ground by her enemy Leslie.

As if to say: I'm not done yet. I'm far from done.  Figure out how I did this. Maybe you can too.

12 comments:

  1. Nature is amazing and hard to credit. It will be interesting to see it next spring.

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  2. Miraculous. Quite some years ago we had to cut down a huge maple in our back yard. Several sections of the trunk were left standing here and there on the concrete patio, to hold plant pots etc. Lo, these kept sending up shoots in a valiant effort to keep growing.

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  3. Definitely a lesson in there somewhere.

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  4. Well done Mabel!

    Sounds like a Stan Rogers song.

    Heard Dustin Hoffman on Q the other day tell g-d to Ffff off, perhaps Mabel is saying something similar?

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  5. GM:
    There is some greenery around it, wait and see is the best policy.
    XO
    WWW

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  6. marja-leena:
    Interesting. Did you kill the shoots or just let it be?
    XO
    WWW

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  7. Marcia:
    I'd say "never say die" comes to mind!
    XO
    WWW

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  8. Annie:
    Mabel deserves a party, I'd say!
    XO
    WWW

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  9. Nature works its nurture in mysterious ways.

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