Over the past two days, Bloomington Indiana was in the outer fringes of a hurricane, with buffeting winds and rain squalls. I did worry about trees, given the deluge, since once the ground gets soaked, whole trees can uproot in wind. On our walk this morning, the pups and I did see one fir tree uprooted in a densely treed neighborhood.
However, our beautiful little mimosa tree lost a limb.
Or, I should say, I thought it did, until I went outside and looked closer. And closer . . and discovered that the large old maple tree in the yard next door had lost limbs, which fell on the mimosa, and bent it to the ground.
So I pulled the maple limbs off, all the while shuddering: how long before that tree itself keels over, and falls on Dan’s bedroom, the northeast corner of this house?
All of which means I will need to get together with these neighbors, to see if they have plans to take down the tree. It is among the hundreds of maple trees planted in the early ’50s in this neighborhood, and now being harvested, turned into chips, which provide mulch for gardens. I’ve already had to take down the two maple trees in this front yard. Sign up with chipdrop.com, if you would like a load dropped off for your garden!
This tree sits near the property line. Luckily, we are good friends with these neighbors. Boundary issues are front and center here and elsewhere, given the Saturn turning we are all still moving through. However, the fact that Saturn, while it turns, is also trine Uranus, at 2° Taurus, is a good omen. Sudden, unexpected, harmonious changes can flow in, clearing up difficult situations. So count on that, and act on that. Know that all is well.
Meanwhile, trees, blessed trees. If ever there was an appropriate sacred symbol for how the Above meets and blends with the Below, it is the Tree.
And meanwhile, check out this article. I had heard rumors that rising CO2 is actually helping the planet rather than hurting it a few years back, and had even asked one of my permaculture teachers about it. His response, that it “helps somewhat in the short run, but not really,” or something like that, didn’t sit well with me. But then I just never pursued the question, though it did lodge in my mind. Meanwhile, permaculture advocates storing carbon, in mulch, beds, hugelculture, etc. And while that’s admirable, it may not be the whole story.
I never pursued the question because I was still mind-controlled to beLIEve the whole “global warming” (Agenda 21, Agenda 30 UN, globalist) agenda, of which the terribleness of “rising CO2 levels” is gospel.
Here’s Mike Adams, his take on how rising CO2 levels are regreening the planet.
Science Study: Rising CO2 “miracle” re-greening effects across the planet as global tree cover rapidly EXPANDS