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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Not A Bad Day

Tue, 28 Jun 2011, 08:51 PM (-06:00)

Late morning: the Lesser Goldfinches have finally come, perched and pecking at the dried cone flower seed heads. Early afternoon: A Wren fluffs in the bird bath outside the study window, flying drops of water glistening in the sunlight. Late afternoon: A Bluejay just made off with one of our cherry tomatoes—time to go pick […]

Why Is It?

Mon, 27 Jun 2011, 12:57 AM (-06:00)

And so why is it that I am sitting here now? I mean, if we rose early and went for a hike (as we did), and if I worked outside in the dirt (as I did), digging and shoveling and lifting and dropping, shouldn’t I be at least a tiny bit sleepy? So then just why […]

Morning and Evening

Mon, 27 Jun 2011, 12:45 AM (-06:00)

1. Morning In the cool of the morning, we went for a hike. Through a Juniper/Persimmon woods. Up and down, in and out of ravines. Following a well-marked trail. Trudy went first. Guinness followed with his tail wagging most of the time. I brought up the rear. By the end of three miles, the sun […]

Steve Forbert

Sat, 25 Jun 2011, 07:16 AM (-06:00)

Meet me in the middle of the day. Let me hear you say everything’s ok. Bring me southern kisses from your room. Meet me in the middle of the night. Let me hear you say everything’s alright. Let me smell the moon in your perfume. —Steve Forbert, Romeo’s Tune Saturday morning, after having seen him […]

Toad and Owl

Thu, 16 Jun 2011, 04:39 PM (-06:00)

1. Toad Its almost dark. The heat of the day is finally letting go. Sweat is dripping down my sides, but the cooler air of evening feels good, and the breeze feels absolutely wonderful. Something scurries on the ground, making straight for my feet. A mouse!? I’ve never seen mice here. I stomp my feet, […]

Long Time No Rain

Wed, 15 Jun 2011, 09:21 PM (-06:00)

And rain? We’re filling the rain barrels with tap water. Oh, our tomatoes and cucumbers and squash. There’s one cucumber on the two remaining plants. The squash are blooming, but there’s not much sign of any fruit. You don’t believe me. I know you don’t believe me when I say that we’ve had no rain forever. […]