May 4, 2009
April 10, 2009
The maple tree across the street is two toned. The south-facing side is thick with light green buds. The north-facing side is just beginning to bud here and there if one looks closely. What a difference the sun makes. The tree grows on a hill. The south-facing side of the tree is closer to the bottom of the hill. The north-facing side grows nearer the top of the hill. Maybe the soil is different at the top of the hill than the bottom. Maybe the water runs down the hill and soaks in more at the bottom giving the south-facing side of the tree more water. The south-facing side of the trunk is thicker and the tops of two thick roots are exposed and growing toward the bottom of the hill. The tree seems to lean toward the sun, toward the south in every way.