If I were a true horticulturist, I would know what this bush in my back yard is called.

I would know its scientific and common names. I would know if the plant has medicinal uses, how much water it needs, the proper way to trim it, the best times of the year to transplant. In the city, us city folks don’t always keep up on the nature around us. In jungle villages, even little children know every plant and animal within their touch, how they can help and hurt.

I do like the fact that this getting bigger bush gives me shade, hides a neighbor’s back yard from view,doesn’t take a lot of maintenance and care, has nice flowers and attracts birds and bees.

This bee doesn’t pay me mind as he digs into nature’s lunchbox.

Dining, while hovering in mid air, is a tricky and remarkable skill.

This guy would make a damn good helicopter pilot in the next U.S. nation building exercise.

Appreciating nature, before we eliminate it all, seems to be good operating policy.

 

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