The complex web of life never ceases to amaze me. In my backyard alone, I can cultivate certain plants and attract specific creatures who will come and live out their lives. I can watch as all levels of life spring forth and do what they do best. I can witness competition among different species of plants and insects. I can watch a delicate butterfly feeding on a flower or a hungry caterpillar destroy a perfectly healthy plant. I can watch one plant grow like crazy while another one just like it struggles to make it. Fungi, insects, plants and animals – in my own little slice of the Earth. And all of this has been made possible by small efforts to improve the land by adding a few attractive plants. It just goes to show me – and amaze me – that, in every square inch, life is bursting forth, continually seeking growth and balance.