Morning Snap: Afghan Pine Sapling — 7:31 a.m.


With luck, attention and the proper mix of conditions, nutrients, and whatever else is needed for its success, I’m hopeful this little six-inch Afghan pine (aka desert pine, eldar pine) sapling that I transplanted into a nice-sized pot yesterday afternoon will grow to become a living Christmas tree for us to decorate either this year or the next and the next. And of course, I’ll be documenting its progress steadily as she grows.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."