A blog about writing, editing and teaching - and life in general.
22 June 2007
A few months ago I was despairing at the long stand of eucalypts along the campus border -- or more specifically how many of them seemed to be dying. Tree after tree stood brown and lifeless, headstones to the drought. In the past few months we've had quite a bit of rain, though not in the water catchment areas, alas, and I've noticed new growth on nearly all of the trees. Now they look like big brown soldiers with green hats on. Oh, I love gum trees. And I love how individual they all are.