Nature’s Cycle

Nature doesn’t need our help to thrive. A few days ago I posted this picture of the Resurrection Ferns in the Pinecraft park. Then we had rain two night’s ago.

IMG_7313.jpgBefore – dry, brown, dead.

IMG_7397.jpgAfter the rain

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This section of the Phillippi Creek bank looks like a tangled mess. Even so it is teaming with life. If left to itself for another five-ten years we will have shade trees along this section of the creek.

Years ago I read and studied nature. If we leave an open pasture or field to itself it will grow up in weeds for a certain number of years. The next stage is brier patches as birds flying overhead drop seeds. The third stage is trees growing up and out from the brier patches.