Sterling Silver medallion with leaf pattern in enamel.
I live in an old farm house close to dense bush in a semi-rural area and leaf litter is a fact of life here. I appreciate the fact that before they wither and drop, they are major contributors to our oxygen supply, and one of the reasons our planet is habitable. Recently, I was interested to learn that trees communicate with each other through their root systems and give warnings to other trees when being invaded by grubs, caterpillars, etc. From personal experience, I believe they have a form of intelligence which fits their needs; I have a poly pipe feeding underground from a dam approx. 250 metres away to a stock tank, which is on higher ground than the house, permitting gravity supply from it. A tree not far from the pipe, ran two tertiary roots from a taproot over the top of the pipe, and one below it directly in the middle of the two above and proceeded to grow them putting enough pressure on them to squeeze the pipe under it cracked a leaked, providing water for the tree. It took me a long time to find this leak because no water came to the surface, but eventually it put too much pressure on and broke the pipe, then I had the position of the problem. Even though this tree gave me a lot of unwanted work, I had to admire it’s intelligence. The Medallion is a tribute to trees life giving oxygen production.