ALL SEASONS – LET NATURE GO ITS COURSE

WELCOME on my “other” blog, if you haven’t here before!

Many thanks for all of your great, ingenious, witty, and interesting posts last week!

The photo link this week is open from Sunday Aug 19 to Wednesday evening 7pm , Aug 22.

 

The question this week is – do we let nature go its course?

Would we change the course of the river?
I hope it’s yes if it keeps overflowing and flooding farmland or houses!

 

 

 

What about the rosemary bush? Since it’s in my yard, I would like to keep
it trimmed, so it does not overgrow and squash other plants …

 

 

When I searched my files for something on the same subject, I found this.
Till 4 years ago, I lived in big cities.  I had seen hedges and fences, as a separation from the side walk and around buildings.  A while ago when I participated in a challenge about fences, there was this comment of someone who lived on the country side, paraphrased, “We are proud of our fences.”

Huh, why? When I asked this person, she replied, “because fences protect.”
I did not really understand the importance of this statement, till I heard the following story.
Here on the country side, land parcels are not nice and square. One’s property line, maybe in the middle of the street, or going in what is now after so many decades someone else’s yard.

A small feud began when a neighbor across the street opened the fence of the neighbor on the lower end, to let the deer get through. This neighbor thought that she had “the right” to open that fence across the street, because technically it was her property.

The neighbor on the lower end often leaves for days, because of work elsewhere, had that fence locked down. He made sure the neighbor across the street would understand, he did not want the fence being opened.
When once again he found his fence open, he got upset. Even more, when he heard the reason. Deer can jump 6 feet, and his fence was about  4 feet tall, so what the neighbor across the street did was totally unnecessary, leaving his property unprotected for days.
His solution was a lock, almost impossible to open and security cameras.

Then it began to dawn on me how important fences are. Some people think the whole world is theirs, and don’t think about what stress, or even damage it may cause for others. Fences are useful to remind them to stay out.

What do you like to “trim” regularly?

 

 

 

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20 thoughts on “ALL SEASONS – LET NATURE GO ITS COURSE

  1. Interesting thoughts on fences. My son and I discussed last night the Berlin Wall and that the East Berliners said the wall was to protect them from the Americans. But the escapes were one way, from the east into the west. Much to think about!

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    1. Don’t know where your son got his information, but it sounds from the communistic party. The people on the East side of the wall were prisoners. They could only travel in the Eastern block that was ruled by communism. We lived in the 70ties in W-Berlin. There were 4 parties keeping the peace in Berlin (because it was surrounded by East Germany)- the Americans, French, and can’t remember who the other two were.
      The following info I have from a middle class German who lived there with his family. We never could stay overnight with them. Fear and suppression (not protection) ruled!
      They could not come to the west – not even for a visit to their family members (maybe unless you were a member of the communistic party). Daily people escaped, and if they caught you, you went to prison. That does not sound like “protection” to me. A pastor was reported on (the communistic party) by several of his church weekly. His phone was bugged. His children were not allowed to go to college. You couldn’t make a grocery list for the week. You stood in a long line for bread (every day occurrence!), and could only buy one – food was scarce – yes, in East Germany!!

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  2. Dearest Jesh; My husband has handicap with his lags. And Although he is 68 years old now, he tries to trim our tiny Japanese garden:-) It is hard to how much we control our precious nature, isn’t it?
    Thank you SO much for hosting and your sweet comments ♡♡♡
    ps; The Double-daffodil was gifted by husband’d friend this spring. I added about that in my blog p;-)
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  3. I have grown rosemary in flower pots for many years but I never had it bloom like yours. I don’t have a fence on my property here in Colorado, but my surrounding neighbors do, as they have dogs that they let run in their yards without being on a leash.

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  4. I let my Rosemary grow wild back in New Mexico– it withstood the winter just fine, looked and smelled great. Here in Florida I could not get it to grow except briefly during the winter– I guess the heat was too much. My Spearmint spread all over into the lawn, but after a year it suddenly all died out, probably because the winter was too dry for it. The parsley was host to a slew of swallowtail butterfly caterpillars and never had a chance. So much for my horticultural skills (or lack thereof).

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  5. Our lifestyle has come to be very far from nature and natural processes, Jesh. Evolution and civilisation are the reason why. If we were to be dropped into a “natural” environment in our birthday suit we would not survive for long. We love nature and yearn for natural things, yet we tame nature and bend it to our wills and temper its sometimes disastrous consequences that we may survive them. We cannot let nature take its course because our very lives would be at risk… Lovely photos to illustrate your point of view!

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  6. It is nice to visit you at your new blog. My husband loves trimming things. I probably under-trim, but I think he over-trims, though I must say he hasn’t killed anything yet, so perhaps he is right. This year I let him prune my roses. I think they will be fine, and he can have the job from now on! Have a fabulous week and thank you again for the link-up.

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  7. I try to do as little trimming as possible (apart from my hair 🙂 )
    I’ve got a post with greenery for you today – you have to peer through it to enjoy a wonderful barcelona buildinghttps://travelwithintent.com/2018/08/20/barcelona-casa-lleo-morera-lion-mulberry-modernism/

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  8. Generally, I think it is a mistake to try and control Nature. As many of our recent ‘storms’ demonstrate, we cannot control Nature. So, I think we would do well to figure out how to work WITH nature to protect the needs of man and our environment. Thanks for hosting All Seasons!

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  9. If she opens the fence why wouldn’t she just close it then no ones the wiser. And why is she letting deer through, where were they before? Is it like letting the cat back in after a night out? I love your paddle boat photo, one could while away the hours on it’s upper deck.

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  10. Your story reminds me of the phrase ‘Locks only keep honest people out’. Those that have no regard for others will never think a fence is for them.

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  11. Since I’m now responsible for taking care of the yard, I see the merit of pruning certain trees back every year. I’ve come to like deadheading the flowers so that new blooms continually pop up. Is that controlling nature or working with nature so that we and the environment benefit from a maintained order? I prefer the latter. Good question, Jesh. It got me to put my thinking cap on. There’s a rosemary bush or two that needs some pruning. If I do it soon, I may be able to propagate new rosemary plants.

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    1. Have never seen or tasted these artic brambleberries!They look so cute and curious how they taste (sweet or tart/sour?) And they grow so close to the ground -very different from raspberries! Nice that you can trim your husband’s hair. My husbands’ hair is very thin, so I leave the trim up to the hair stylist:) Your post for All Seasons and opinion is much appreciated! Thank you, you have a great week too!

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