First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Sunrise 6:51 am: Trees with a mind of their own

For years the Dawn Joggers have been perplexed by the "trees that won't lose their leaves" that line a walkway near Governor's Corner on the Stanford campus. They appear to have a mind of their own. Like other deciduous trees, the leaves on these trees turn brown. But they don't fall off. Instead the trees hold on to them for dear life - even through major wind storms. Amazingly, new growth appears in the Spring nevertheless.

Two other notes: Cassie the Aussie accompanies the DJs on their (shorter) Tuesday/Thursday jogs around Lake Lagunita; sniffing has become an even more major occupation now that she's 12. And the sun rose two minutes earlier today than yesterday!


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