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It’s a pandemic. You might die. You might die of something entirely unrelated, anytime. When the tree a block away makes you stop dumbfounded with your coffee mug on the porch and say, “Holy hell, now that’s a tree…” walk the block and go indulge your fascination. Because you might die; you will die. Someday. And none of us should miss out on this beauty. #enjoyyourlife #fall #fallcolors #milwaukee #autumn #leaves #philosophy #radderthandeath #trees #milwaukee #street_mke #dearmke #covid
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I was at work the other day, asking about planting strategies with a very experienced land management specialist. He mentioned something, almost as an afterthought, about how forbs need root competition to flourish long-term. Otherwise they grow too large and collapse on themselves. I found this interesting and ended up writing a poem about it. We published it on our Blog at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. It’s pretty fantastic that I’ve got a job where I’m invited to write poetry about nature.
Go here to read Community Gardens, a poem about how plants depend on one another.
Within one brief brainstorming meeting we came up with the theme, name, and basic layout for the invitation for our Annual Gala at Schlitz Audubon. Below is the invitation, completed within a few days after selecting props. I love working with a nimble in-house creative team, how we can come up with ideas that excite us and have the resources and trust from our colleagues to make what we imagine live within hours or days.