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As spring approaches nature abounds.  Anyone with a patio, a small garden or any space who love to plant look forward to this time of year.  The stores are full of starter plants, seeds, bulbs and a variety of trees and bushes. I heard a story yesterday that I thought I would pass on.  Long ago in Wyoming, the train was being built.  The workers saw a tree growing out of a rock.  They thought it was so unique and they didn’t want to chop it down.  Everyday they brought water and they diverted the train tracks slightly so that the tree could live.  Even today, the engineer and conductor throw water on the tree as they pass by.  It is a wonderful gesture.  Years ago the forests were being destroyed for business.  Over time the intelligent people banded together and began replanting the trees in the world.  It is still part of building codes today to leave as many trees as possible when clearing a lot. Wherever I have lived, I have always planted trees.  In New Hampshire I planted evergreens along the edge of a stonewall.  It was about fifteen trees.  In my home in Texas I planted  with my son twenty rose bushes, plus a variety of trees and bushes around our two acres.  Even in my home now, I have planted bushes, roses, flower bulbs, and evergreens. It is important for the young reader to understand the value of nature in our everyday lives.  There was planting in the Good Gus series but primarily crops. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now!  “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form.