Big Plants… and REALLY Big Plants
Noah with his pumpkin
The largest plant I have in my garden is a couple of pumpkin plants. They long ago
“crawled” over the fence and seem to wander at will in my yard. That’s OK with me. It’s less grass to mow.
For all its size there are only 5 pumpkins growing. They are large pumpkins and Noah seems to enjoy them. They grew with amazing speed – much like Noah.
This past June I photographed a wedding in California. Since it was a late afternoon wedding my friend Jim and I spent a couple of hours the morning of the wedding at the Big Trees State Park.
The Park is home to some of the largest trees in the world. Some of them were large trees when Christ was born.
Jim looking at fallen tree at Big Trees State Park
Their pace of growth is very different than Noah’s pumpkins, however. While the pumpkins have a few scars from birds pecking and squirrels scratching them, some of the sequoias and redwoods have holes from Pileated woodpeckers and black marks from lightning strikes from hundreds of years ago.
I find the different cycles of plant growth very interesting but I’m glad Noah doesn’t have to wait a couple of thousand years for his pumpkins.