I seem to need surprises. I planted a spindle tree many years ago because I liked the bark. Then I fell in love with the color of the leaves. Now I find a new admiration for the berries that come later in the year. I picked some of them for our show here last November…put them in a toaster. The more I looked at them while doing the arrangement, the more I felt like I was touching something I should not be…surprise surprise. Once again, awed by nature.