|HELLO WORLD!...THE BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT|
|HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW!?|
Miracles never cease in my back yard it seems.
Last summer it was a stray, determined sunflower seed that grew and grew against all odds, once stripped of all its leaves by a hungry Cotton Tail Rabbit and three times beaten to the ground by high winds and heavy rain storms.
This summer it is a fern pushing its way through five inches of driveway asphalt. Several weeks ago I noticed a baseball-sized mound heaving up and breaking through the asphalt just inches from a garden walkway. Within a 48-hour period the tips of several baby Fiddle heads were distinguishable as I pushed aside several clumps of asphalt (see photo above). It was then that I realized that I had another amazing summer story in the making and weeks of fern-watching entertainment ahead of me, courtesy of Mother Nature.
Today I photographed the mighty little fern again -- all 18 inches of it, crispy green, healthy and justifiably proud of its accomplishment, in a horticultural sort of way.
If only we mere mortals could harness the sheer force and power of that little fern pushing its way through a driveway surface, surely we could move mountains.
Awe, the wonder of it all!