Nature can be harsh,
Still, life manages to thrive.
My pampered trees die.
I’m always fascinated when I see trees, shrubs, or any kind of growth emerging from rocky terrain (and I see that often here in Arizona!). This photo is zoomed into the top of Red Mountain. These trees flourish, yet the ones carefully planted in our yard with a mixture of soil and fertilizer, and watered several times weekly die under my care. It doesn’t seem to matter what type of vegetation – if it has roots, I kill it.
Thank goodness I’ve had better luck with children and pets!