do the little things in this world still surprise you? i've gardened my entire life and never ceased to be amazed that the tiny seeds that i dropped into the earth contained such life within. i've recently moved to baltimore, maryland. i've never lived in the middle of a city before, so its odd for me not to have the same touch of nature that i'm used to... but i have a single tree in the courtyard behind my rowhouse. my bedroom window faces directly into its uppermost branches. its been bare and skeletal since i've been here, but yesterday night when i was sitting on the roof, i could see the tiny buds starting to open... i moved closer, touched them, and it made me smile. today when i woke up, there were great bunches of leaves that burst out like big green flowers. it was just such a small thing... but it struck me so hard, it was such a thrill, a completely unexpected touch of paradise in the middle of all this concrete... do you still feel this childlike wonder at how amazing the world really is??