Sunday, September 28, 2014

Decimated by unknowns

Welcome to the holy land
London, ON
September 2014
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‎I know that nature follows its own set of rules, and things that seem sad to us might simply be difficult-to-swallow examples of Darwinian processes playing out as they're supposed to. We are, in the end, only human, and our general sense of planetary arrogance notwithstanding, we are merely visitors here.

Still, it was hard to ignore the jarring scene here - not to mention the bushes worth of similarly near-dead leaves in the immediate area. Whatever it was, I hope the upcoming winter's rest gives this plant and its neighbors the time and resources necessary for a full, lush recovery.

Because it may be nature's way, but it still makes me wish it didn't always have to end with the evolutionary equivalent of winners and losers.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Looks like some kind of leaf-eating critters got to it.

Sailorchronos said...

I've seen this happening on the vine that's climbing my back fence. Most likely it's slugs or snails. The leaves should grow back in the spring.

Cloudia said...

I'd rather enjoy a lush recovery, than BE a lush in recovery, Carmi

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