Mon 9 Jul, 2012
A lot of our fallow land has been planted with native flowers and shrubs. This is all part of a national preservation of native plants program. I walked through these fields the other morning. I was wearing sweat pants. By the time I traversed a large field of native vegetation I realized two things – native plants are native because they can survive the climate changes. Even in this dryness and drought-like conditions which is killing our fish and making other plants droop and wither, these plants are holding in a lot of moisture and thriving. The collected evidence leads me to this statement. By the time I made my way to the road on the yonder edge of the field my pants, socks and shoes were wet; not just damp, soaked.
Oh, the second thing I realized is that sweat pants are heavy when laden with water, regardless of its origin. Not such a good idea when rambling through a field of flowers and grasses waist high. Next time it’s going to be waders and rubber boots! I don’t think the wild rabbits will mind.
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