How did all this come about? Which way is the most efficient? Why do some trees fruit in the Spring and some in the Fall? Which ones are the most reproductively successful?
I came upon these Dogwood fruits (see photo below) and they just got me thinking. Plants are amazing in so many ways. They grow without the help of man and would be here, no matter whether we were here beside them or not. Most animals would be just fine as well, but plants would really hit it off. This is one of the very reasons why I respect plants so much. Another reason is that we basically trade breath with them. We breath out what they breath in and vice versa.
I may have a black thumb (succulents excluded) but I find botany fascinating. I once read a book called The World Without Us (by Alan Weisman) that covered the human disappearing/plant thriving theory and it was absolutely fascinating. Just think about it: The sun would still rise and set. The sunsets would be just as beautiful here in Maine, the flowers would be just as luscious and the birds would call just as sweetly.
But what am I really getting at? Not a whole heck of a lot. Simply musings as I take a long walk…try it sometime!