Bumblebee pollinating swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
One thing that I never take for granted - nature and her miracles that appear each and every moment if we are willing to take the time to stop and gaze at a bumblebee pollinating swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) or a tiger swallowtail butterfly sipping nectar from a bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora). Things that seem to be small which happen to be much greater than we could ever imagine. Just the mere act of a bee transferring pollen from one plant to another sets in motion an action that could create the next resistant plant, or one with a new colored flower. Things that we should not take for granted.
Or it could be the quick dip in temperature that shifts a cell division to create an entirely new DNA with in a plant’s cell creating an entirely new variety. The tiny unseen things that occur in nature – later appearing as a new and
(Platanus orientalis). I sometimes wonder what would happen if the California planetree (Platanus racemosa) crossed with the American planetree (Platanus occidentalis) – would the tree be hardy on the east and the west coasts? Would this tree be bi-coastal? If I were a bee or if I were the wind, who would I help cross pollinate to come up with the next tree resistant to the emerald ash borer. Wouldn’t that be grand!!