Friday, August 6, 2010

Telltale poops

This morning, I noticed a plethora of persimmon seeds in some deer droppings along the road and realized there must be a persimmon tree in the area. So today's bike mission was to find it.

My horse loves persimmons, and I was eager to bring some back in my bike pouch for him.

I rode around off-trail, checking every small-leafed tree and at last, found one full of round, purple fruit. And then I started seeing them everywhere––including one growing right by the driveway I've ridden down every day for months.

It's amazing what you can find when you set out with intentional observation--and what you miss every day when you think you know your surroundings.

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