Land and sea

This is a corner of our wildish garden:

We’ve been given leave to do whatever we want with it. The kids want to plant banana and orange trees—too bad one year isn’t enough. šŸ™‚

I discovered some mint. It’s like an Easter egg hunt! Half of the things I’m coming across look like something good, but I don’t know what they are.

We discovered a brick path that had been covered by years of dirt and moss.

S’s handy with a shovel and the big pile of gravel for the driveway. It’s muddy this time of year and she’s filling in the tire tracks and walkways.

To walk through the muddy paths, everyone wears rainboots, called gumboots here. Last night as the sun was setting we all walked down to our beach behind the house.

The small stick-like protrusions are baby mangrove trees coming up through the tidal mud. Mangroves are the only kind of tree to thrive in the salty water, and they are a very important part of the harbor’s ecosystem. We’re careful not to step on them.

2 thoughts on “Land and sea

    • Hi Marcia! Kate says, “Thank you! The beaches here really are quite a lot like Bainbridge’s, although there are the mangrove trees everywhere. Missing you too! I’m singing every day.”

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