Sunday April 1st 2018Tim
confluence. A Savior rising from the dead and April 1st.
In the interest of harmony and as a contribution to the
great oneness I'll make no joke about the Easter Bunny
summing a conjoining of themes, nor will I mention an
origin of April Fools Day which had to do with a chance
to laugh at those in the Middle Ages who stubbornly
continued to celebrate the new year between March 25th
and the first day of April, despite reprimands from the
King of France to get with the January 1st program and
jolly well enjoy it or suffer the consequences. Mind you
beginning the year at the end of March does make great
sense to me which puts me firmly on the side of the
there's hedging. One of the true mysteries of life is a
fast growing evergreen plant that achieves noble stature
within a few brief years, totally blocks out the
neighbors, lasts for eternity, never needs to be trimmed
and is immune to all pests. Once upon a time that plant
was called Leyland Cypress, which in my life time is a
plant that's been a great source of employment, of the
millions planted I think I might have been paid to
remove several hundred. More recently the new miracle
hedge is a cross between an Arborvitae of Japanese
origin and a Red Cedar. It's called Thuja Green Giant.
No one knows quite how tall they grow, or how they
manage through the intense stress of aging because
they've only been in existence for around forty years.
The saplings of Thuja Green Giant we planted here,
twelve or so years ago, are getting on for thirty foot
and are very prone to Bagworm.