A couple of weeks back I became strangely fascinated by the trees in my yard. It was well into fall and some of my trees were bare and some of the leaves were yet to change color. How could this be??
I decided to go out on a limb. I traipsed around my yard with my phone in hand to snap a couple pics of my trees as the neighbor came out of her house. I think that she thought I was coming over for a visit. How odd to be hanging around the property line. Awkward!
I wondered how all of these trees could exist in the same environment of my yard but be so different..How could it be possible that some of the trees lost all of their leaves right away and some didn’t even change colors?
I spent a little too much time thinking about it…I thought, and thought, and thought…until I thought I figured it out.
Maybe it was because some of the trees were in the front of the yard and some of the trees were in the back. Maybe they had more water or less sun.
But, no, that wasn’t it.
How could it make sense?
Then I thought some more…
Maybe the trees were like my kids..They all grew up in the same environment, but turned out differently.
I wonder why that is…
I can understand why different types of trees are different…But how do you explain variations in the same kind of trees?
How can siblings that grew up with the same parents in the same environment be so different from each other??