Remember the old saying, “You can never be too rich or too thin”? Well you can be. Too nutrient rich, that is. Especially if you’re a salt-water marsh. Scientists working at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory recently reported “that nutrients—such as nitrogen and phosphorus from septic and sewer systems and lawn fertilizers—can cause salt-marsh loss.”
During allergy season , I sometimes wonder if pollen grains have their own navigation system . If that’s true, then their map for the Santa Clarita Valley must have a fluorescent orange locator pin labeled “Wendy’s nose”. (Thank goodness for antihistamines.)
Sinuous - an adjective that can describe a graceful shape (curving, winding, meandering) or a movement (supple, flexible, limber). That is an apt description of oaks in the “Oak Grove” at Descanso Gardens.