Late yesterday afternoon I heard all these strange digging noises and voices I didn't know talking in my backyard. Mom had the door closed so I couldn't go out an investigate - but when she finally did open the door - look what I found growing in my lawn. Mom says it is an October Blush Maple Tree and that it will grow into a lovely big shady tree for me to lay under during summer. I am confused - it already seems like a big tree to me so HOW did it grow so fast? Were those voices I heard wood elves or something, did they cast some magic on the seed to make it grow so fast? Mom tried telling me that the tree was this size when she bought it - but I have watched her planting seeds so I know this isn't right. Seeds are little things and for days nothing happens then suddenly a little green shoot appears. I think it's wood elves that needed a place to live so they grew a magic seed and now we have a tree in my yard - and darn wood elves to chase too! Can you see the bird box on the fence - there are four baby birds in there - Mom and I had a quick peek in there last night. Mom says another week and they will probably be ready to leave the nest - and now they will have a nice bushy tree to sit in.