Years ago, as a young person mowing a client's yard and this man had many 50 plus year old trees in there. And the spiders would build their webs between the trees and then I would mow between the trees and I would end up with a spider on my face. That was very unpleasant. But was very fun about working for this guy was that his knowledge of trees was unsurpassed. He worked as a ranger a park ranger four many years. and then he came home and he planted these trees and ended up living on this property until he was in his mid 80s. And so he had all these trees that had been planted in his thirties and they were all pretty old and very big when I started mowing his lawn. I mean these trees were like 70 ft tall and some of the bigger ones were 2 ft in diameter. this man not only knew about his trees but he took care of his trees. He was out trimming them often and had planted them in such a way that they accented his property as well as they flourished, which added even more value to his property. the sad part of it is when he moved out and the next people moved in oh, they did not take care of his property very well. his garden was overrun with weeds. And the bushes grew so high that they covered the front windows which I guess is good for privacy but also there was no light coming in through that window then either. so I can really see the extremes between the two: one person has a huge care and the huge ambition to nurture and see both his property become more beautiful and is home become more valuable and others who just are apathetic, who don't care about making things better or more valuable or greater than they were before. it really gives a perspective and begs the question if a person is practically minded, what are you doing in your life today to make it the things and the people around you more valuable? are you nurturing the trees, the shrubbery, the grass, the garden beds on your property?