Micro-Habitats; Knowing Your Land
My husband and I live on a south facing hillside situated above the Novato Creek floodplains; it’s a beautiful, warm, and sunny spot with a great vantage point. Our hill, called Cherry Hill on some maps, is a part of one of the ridges extending from Mt. Burdell, the 3rd highest peak in Marin County, and we’re directly facing Big Rock Ridge, the 2nd highest spot in Marin. When the skies are clear, we can actually see just a little tip of Mt. Tamalpais, the highest peak in Marin! To the east, we can see the twin peaks of Mt. Diablo, which is the highest peak of all in our area and therefore the base meridian of much of northern California.
Marks and Spencers Autograph Brown SkirtBright Red Suede Co OrdWOMENS LADIES STRETCH TWILL FLEXI WAIST A-LINE LINED WORK SKIRT SUIT BUSINESS
Even so, with not much more than an inch of rain, I’m witnessing an almost instantaneous re-greening of the landscape! Within days thousands of seeds are germinating; lots of grasses, and a great variety of weeds and wildflowers. This is where the fun begins. I love the challenge of identifying these minute plantlets. Sometimes I’m already so familiar with the plant that I know it from the cotyledons, but very often I need to see the first true leaves before I really know what they are.
Thinking About Weeds
RALPH LAUREN POLO PINK COTTON FLIPPY KNEE LENGTH SKIRT SIZE MMANGO Long Maxi Side Slit Skirt, Pink Coral, Silky Triacetate, S, BohoSt John Burgundy Size 4 Santana Knit Women's Pencil Straight SkirtCYRILLUS JUPE DROITE EN JEAN STRETCH FR36 EU34 DENIM blue STONE
NEW LADIES FUNKIBEAT COLOURFUL SKIRT SIZES 10 & 16Green 4 Tier Skirt 3 4 Length 100% Cotton Fair Trade Hippie Boho Summer FashionNEW DA-NANG MINI SKIRT 100% SILK - COCONUT - NWT - SIZE LARGEWOMENS ADRIANO goldSCHMIED LULA MAXI BRAIDED JEAN SKIRT 27 WAIST RARE NICE St. John Basics Women's Santana Knit Skirt Short Size 6 Ivory
Here’s where my thoughts about weeds differ from those of many others; weeds are not all bad!