Ed (sirndipiti) wrote,
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johnny maple seed

maybe not everywhere, but here in south jersey this has been a bumper crop spring for the farmers growing maple seeds--you know, those little hellicopters that come twirling down from the maples a few at a time--this year they've come by the thousands--nay, millions, billions, trillions of seeds--they landed everywhere, lawn, garden, walks, roads, cars, even on people out for a stroll--and they also landed in rain gutters--gutters are normally up up there where it's a matter of ladder and determination to clear clear leaves and what not--usually an annual fall job--this spring the maple seeds took over and in such numbers they formed a nice mat in the gutters of myville that eventually, due in part to the vast quantities of rain, they sprouted: gutter reforestation and true to form for this spring's weather, it is once again raining, great heapin' buckets of rain as i type--but i got the jump on it last evening and did a 'clear cut' of the gutter maple forest so now the water, once again flows freely--or so i think; i'm not going out in the rain to check...
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  • (no subject)

    pic didn't go with post... such is life. here it is

  • Hey!! still alive

    yeah still here. Health probs under control for the time being...time slips away. I do try to save it in a bottle but it just keeps slipping away.…

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