Here’s the photo of my eastern “picket” from October 21. (See post.)
Here’s the same picket eleven days later, from a different vantage point, (because it’s hard to fit in a photo from the first vantage point).
In case CO2 ever comes back in fashion, please be assured that this insane carbon gobbling will level out a bit in a couple of weeks. After the culms bend at the top and form branchlets, they will never increase their height by so much as a hair’s breadth.
Most of the animal hazards are now past. There’s still the chance of an acrobatic possum finding it’s way along a stray tree branch to eat out the briefly luscious top of a new culm.
Nonetheless, if there is no wind above 50k an hour for the next couple of weeks, I’ll get to keep most of my 2010 vintage…
But there’s sometimes a big wind, and some of those massive columns of water will likely snap. The trick is to just enjoy this wild feast of growth every October…
And with God be the rest!