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Out the Back Window | Maple Seeds

How I See It

Maple seed propellers are fun. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You probably played with them as a kid. Nature has crafted an exquisite design capable of carrying them far from the tree.

In the center of the top picture, is an American Elm seed wafer. This old elm is tall and healthy on the edge of our property. Each spring, it produces these dime sized seed wafers. I hope each year the wind will blow them away from my house and driveway for the week they are dropping. It seems that 98% of them blow and drift into my garage. The rest get stuck in every nook and cranny where they start growing with the next rains. I am pulling the little sprouts all year.

Nature again has her way of providing for survival.

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Out the Back Window | Knots & Thorns

by Melanie and Jim

We decided to take a different path for our walk. Normally, we just go out the front or back door and take one of seven or eight possible routes for our walk. This time, we drove two miles for new scenery. This was one of the last times to see the colors and leaves this beautiful. Rain is forecast and will bring down the leaves faster. This new location proved to be a gorgeous setting with tall stately trees and brown, yellow, and orange colors. Near the end of our walk, we got very excited about some large animal tracks in the mud and sand. Feel free to add your own observations about what is going on in your backyard.

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