I should be thinking about finals, but I am thinking about almost anything else – vacation, the garden, crafting…
Here is one thing I’ve been thinking about a lot:
Roots. To most people, that probably sounds even less interesting than the finals I should be studying for. But I find it fascinating. Especially because I planted some prairie plants and other perennials last year that have come back, but, from the surface, sure aren’t doing much. I like to think of all the activity under the soil as those roots move up to 15′ feet deep. 15′! I wonder what they’re finding under there and marveling at how those roots will help them survive harsh winters and find resources in summer droughts. So cool.
Now, for comparison, the thick line on the far left is kentucky bluegrass, a common lawn grass. The roots don’t even go a half foot. No wonder it needs so much TLC to get through each year.