“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”
I was saddened this morning to learn of the death of Stephen Hawking. He was arguably the greatest scientific mind of our time. Hawking’s contributions to the field of cosmology have helped us understand the large scale structure of the universe. His book, “A Brief History of Time” is an essential read for anyone interested learning how the universe actually works. It covers everything from the nature of gravity and the speed of light to black holes, and is written in a language that you don’t need a PhD in astrophysics to understand. Hawking’s struggle with ALS throughout his adult life was an inspiring story of human endurance in the face of severe physical adversity. I was privileged to hear Dr. Hawking in person at the University of Portland many years ago. I’ve also enjoyed his cameo appearances on Star Trek, The Next Generation, where he played poker on the holodeck with Mr. Data. He appeared to enjoy the brief role immensely! Rest in Peace, Dr. Hawking.
I love walking the nursery this time of year. Our crops are looking so nice now, and our availability is really thick. Our hard-working crew is pulling orders at a brisk pace, and we’d love to include your order too. It’s time to fill your benches up and sell some plants! Check out this week’s pictures of some of my favorite selections.