I never cease to be amazed by the potential within a seed, the life contained within merely awaiting the opportunity to emerge.
Berries are an example of what a single seed can produce, a part of nature’s bounty you often find when out hiking.
A hardy and independent plant species requiring a bare minimum of effort as an addition to a garden or around your home.
I had a friend, a funny guy, who during his lunch break would forgo one of those fast food places and opt instead to go to a nearby Super WalMart.
The reason he explained was there were always little stands offering a variety of food and fruit samples, so much so he could satiate his hunger and save a little money in the bargain.
It wasn’t that he didn’t have a good job or needed to watch his budget, just the way he was.
Problem though he said was he usually wound up buying other things that cost more than if he had actually paid for a sit down lunch – I think that’s what’s referred to as impulse buying or SWM might refer to as poetic justice.
In a way you could compare hiking the woods to a Super WalMart, lot of free samples – even better, no crowds and you’re dining al fresco.
I’m not big on free samples in stores, won’t hang around waiting or go out of my way for them.
Different in the outdoors though where it feels like your mother is handing you a treat saying she made it for you.