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"I tried once to open too many doors at a time, it was unproductive and confusing.
I just learned the last lesson, Dad. I'm supposed to open just one at a time, and only when I reach them along the path, this 'hike' we are taking. That's when the key fits, and opens the lock perfectly, every time. Thank you, Dad. I love you, and miss you. I am blessed with an amazing husband now, he holds my hand as we walk along paths too. We are climbing a little steeper now, with more effort, and thinner air. But I'm not worried. I am looking up. I am living in the moment, being now. Because when we get to the next door, along our path, I know, Dad, . . . that key is going to fit, perfectly!"

excerpt from Pony, 6/6/2013 post
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A Study Break in the Tree Nursery

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When one's home is diminutive, all spaces are utilized to their utmost means! In this case, the counter next to the dish drainer is my Tree Nursery. It has boasted an avocado sapling now nearly 3 ft. tall, started from an avocado pit, and now a second sapling of a different variety of avocado. (upper left)

We were successful in sprouting a pine tree from a nut (upper right), and intend on adding this to the ever growing Bonsai collection. A Maple seed (the helicopter sort), and an acorn are in the sprouting process. These seeds were collected from the yard of my bro and sis in law, Dave & Val, all the way from Chi-town! Once sprouted, these specimens will remain Bonsai as well.

Dave is the artist responsible for the beautiful stain-glass artwork that filters the nursery sunshine. So it is fitting, that seeds from their beautiful yard are growing here too!

The Follmann Family Picnic is Nationwide! Growing stronger with each new sapling! We are very excited to be Grandparents again soon! Enjoy your day! (but heed the warning: I really do just . . . love Science!)


~ the Warning Sign was a going away gift from my dear friend, & Most Brilliant Lab Colleague, Jason. You Sir, Rock!

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Viv says:

like the glass
good results on the tree front :)

13th Jan 2013, 18:49

Thanx, I think it is Princess House (I am not a Princess, :o ). Thank you! Send grow karma to the Oak and Maple. I think they still believe they are up North and need to be dormant. One site recommended putting acorns in freezer until Spring! Seeds are smart. They don't have to study Math! :)

13th Jan 2013, 19:39

We have had good results when we suspend the pit over water, in a drinking glass, with toothpicks supporting it on the edges. Once a sprout and root develop, then it is potted. We have only ever used pits that have cracked open with a sprout. Good Luck!

14th Jan 2013, 10:38

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