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5 days in the early spring, watching new life emerge in the woodland surrounding Villa Madonna. Inspiration to grow and to trust and a constant source of Wonder.

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Beginnings of 5 Days of SilenceBirch Seedlings - growth under duressBirch seedling growing in the rain gutter.  Life wins.It's tough, but I can make it.Trees are held up for decades with shallow roots. It does not take much to grow a tree.Fallen tree, roots at 90 degrees to normal.Plants continue to grow on the former ground, but point to the sky.