Gardens emulate surprise. Months back this fledgling avocado tree was a pit tossed into the compost pile. It must have snuck off the side and planted itself nearby. It's now thriving, feeding off the nutrients and micro-organisms the compost attracts. The cooler, moist fall has this fern above resurrected. The same has brought back the moss to the brick bed-liners. Soon the low-growing chamomile carpet will be flourishing, greening up the intermittent pathways. These seasons are not so drastic as back on the farm in Michigan, but offer the same feeling of cyclical wonder.