Thursday, March 15, 2012

Prepare To Be Assimilated. Resistance Is Futile. (Unless You Can Move An Inch Or So Per Year.)

I posted something last year about stuff growing really slowly and absorbing any obstacles in their way.  Like this tree, for example.

Well it turns out I'm creating some of this myself (without having really intended to).  A little background?  This is the house I lived in from the age of 12 to 17.

In the backyard, by the corner of the house, there was a big-ass Crepe Myrtle.  Since it's Florida, it had a really long growing season and it just kept getting bigger and bigger each year.  And it sent up new shoots from the ground most years.  Around 1998(?), my Dad sold the house and moved.  And I figured I'd take a cutting from one of the new shoots and see if I couldn't get it to grow in our backyard in Brooklyn.

And it did.  Really. Really. Really. Slooooooooowly. (Short growing season and all.)

At one point, it was really spindly and I decided to prop it up with a stake.  And I promptly forgot about the stake.  Until yesterday.

The string has been partially absorbed and the stake is now part of the tree. 

Of course, I've now tied the stake to the tree in another spot higher up.  I feel so creative!


Random Michelle K said...

That's moderately obscene looking.

Megan said...

Just moderately?

Nathan said...

I can't decide if I'm mortified or exceedingly proud to know you guys.

TimBo said...

I'm back from my vacation, you can start posting again.

Colombia. It was great, thanks for asking.

Nathan said...

I have been waiting for you. How'd ya know?

TimBo said...

Who wouldn't?