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.
Plus Size Short Sleeve Eyelet Midi Dress Ivory (1X, 2X, 3X)NWT ZARA Short FLORAL PRINT MINI DRESS SIZE L Ref.3198 046NEW Laundry Shelli Segal Dress Size 8 bluee Metallic Sheath Above Knee Party
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
NWT Free People Snug Bug Faux Wrap Dress Ivory Lace Womens XSCristina Gavioli vestido para women red Manga larga Otoño-Invierno - 105028 ESPlus Size Geometric Pleated Sheath Dress—Navy—Sizes 18W 20W 22W—OriginallyTunika bluese Baumwolle yellow indische Muster 44 BIBA 81 cm Knielang Indien
Knielanges Kleid - bluemenmuster pinkFESTAMO ABEND DAMEN KLEID 42 black 7255FESTAMO BALL MAXI DAMEN KLEID 34 blue 9393A096.018NEU Designer-Kleid m. Perlen, black, Gr. 34, Carry Allen by Ella SiFESTAMO MAXI BALL DAMEN KLEID 34 Türkis 1226
Here’s where my thoughts about weeds differ from those of many others; weeds are not all bad!