From ANNIE ESPOSITO
May 24, 2009 Ukiah, Mendocino County, North California
There’s enough bad news to deal with: over-development, global warming, legislative nonsense offensive on many different levels. Sometimes, though, you can just take a deep breath and enjoy the wonders of our mortal plane.
For example, a giant asparagus from a distant part of the solar system has invaded Dora Street. Troyle Tognoli has a flower garden that pleases all people who walk by. But now they stop and stare. A century plant is blossoming. As the weeks go by, the stalk jumps up another few feet. This week it sent out branchlets which will hold the flower clusters.
Here is Troyle looking up at the plant as it looked on Saturday. It’s still climbing, and looks like it is trying to match height with the adjacent palm.