Dawn Redwood: The Adventure Begins — 2/1/23 update: first sprout!

Last year I started following a facebook group, “Big Trees Michigan.”  It was there that I learned about the sequoia trees living in Manistee. About a month ago, someone posted a picture of a Dawn Redwood tree living in Michigan and again was flabbergasted. As if that wasn’t enough, the mother of a friend, who…

#FF — Street Life

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields As seeds we’re imprisoned from the moment we’re released from our mothers’ branches. Pressed by rough fingers into prepared medium in small plastic squares, our sprouted roots escape through drainage holes to touch our kins’. As seedlings we are shifted to larger squares until mature enough to be burlap-sacked. For…

POPO2022 day 3 — trees

once upon a time they may have footed about but now they stand, still once upon a time they walked tall, leaves shimmering happy, green nomads they footed about ’til every place was seen, their kingdom surveyed but now they stand, still digging deep with mirrored roots, our friendly neighbors

dVerse — OLN 322 — double tanka prose

Last year, after careful research, planning, acquisition, and planting, the larch tree settled into its space in the back yard next to the ginkgo. Both trees were given extra water until fall. It kept the larch stress-free and made a big difference in the growth of the ginkgo this year. Both trees have been lush…

Dverse – MTB/Form – Ginkgo Circuitry

I’ve been waiting for awhile now You hug me as I hug sky now My cool bark ‘gainst your warm skin Tree and human; sky are kin Feel the circuit now a-hum Atoms swirling as if one I’ve been waiting for awhile now You hug me as I hug sky now This poem was inspired…

dVerse — Form — The Big Bluff

I stand before a California tree Tree that stands tall in Michigan Michigan is no place for sequoia Sequoia only home is California California seedlings trans planted Planted in Manistee, at the lake Lake Michigan’s temperate bluff Bluff that satisfies the sequoia Earlier in the week, I heard there were sequoia trees growing in Manistee,…