Monthly Archives: October 2020

Too Wet to Burn

The woods are too wet to burn. You could pour gasoline on them and they wouldn’t catch fire. But let there be a sliver of a break in the clouds at sunset, and the whole forest is ablaze. Against the … Continue reading

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Eyes Wide Shut

The nice thing about going to the post office on a bicycle is that you travel slow enough to see new things. And see things that have always been there, in plain sight, but you’ve never seen before. It looks … Continue reading

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The End of Flowers

It is the end of flowers, or so it seems. The time of flowers is closing. Just a few remain. The lovely hydrangeas have gone to subtle leathery shades. By now a diligent gardener would have snipped them clean. “Cut … Continue reading

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20201010

I didn’t realize today’s date was so special until I sat down to write this. 20 20 10 10. Strung together, 20201010, it almost looks like code. I wonder if someone in the year 1010, on October 10, wrote down … Continue reading

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Am I Growing the Wrong Grapes?

Am I growing the wrong grapes? Maybe. The grapes along the fence that are ripe are wonderful to eat. I’m enjoying them. And the chickens enjoy them as much as I do. I am surprised that birds aren’t devouring them. … Continue reading

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Fog and Less Fog

The morning fog is clearing early today. The past days it has persisted all day. This time of year the sun is not strong enough to burn it away. A few days ago, the fog shrouded the cottonwoods. Each morning, … Continue reading

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