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.
Maison Margiela MM6 Green Knitted Women's Jumpsuit US L IT 44Nicole Miller Womens Artelier Jumpsuit, 4Eleven Paris Laurel Jumpsuit XS
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 Jumpsuit Sz 8Free People Miami Goat Suede Leather Jumpsuit Coulotte Wide Romper L New OtherJune Floral jumper Agent Provocateur Size 3 (M)Camilla 100% Silk Constantinople Halter Layered Playsuit Size 2 (M) Retail 499
168 NWT FREE PEOPLE Sz6 NOT YOUR BABY LONG SLEEVE WIDE LEG SATIN JUMPSUIT REDJust Cavalli Linen bluee Denim Embellished Sleeveless Women's Romper US S IT 40 148 Anthropologie Lela Wide-Leg Jumpsuit size M new newYoung Fabulous & Broke Womens Kenzie Jumpsuit, SLilly Pulitzer Colby Romper Colony Coral Island Satin Printed XS NWT 188
Here’s where my thoughts about weeds differ from those of many others; weeds are not all bad!