It was breezy on my walk this morning and it seemed that Mother Nature had given her head a mighty shake and the result was a zillion little dots, which littered the sidewalks and covered my head and shoulders while I walked along. These were, of course, the elm seeds which were literally flying through the air and landing in little drifts and piles everywhere. At Council Point Park the “elm dandruff” continued and every walker that passed me was likewise covered in tiny seeds. In fact, we laughed amongst ourselves about all the tree lint that was airborne these days, necessitating brushing off at the back door before entering the house. We also commiserated over the muggy morning and I told them that we Michiganders are malcontents when it comes to the weather. Those pesky little elm seeds are a pain wherever they land. Over the years they’ve lodged themselves into mulch or ornamental rock, and without a speck of soil, they’ve grown into hardy saplings. Take a look at these two elm trees in the above photo. They are close to the banks of the Ecorse Creek and grow on one of the bends along the Park perimeter path. One tree grew straight and tall and the other is healthy but twisted over on its side. Nature sure is funny sometimes.