Category Archives: Reflections

It’s a Bee Thing

I’ve seen it often enough to know that sleeping on sunflowers is a thing some bees do. Is it something they like? Something they want to do? That’s a mystery. But I suppose, for some solitary bees, once its nest … Continue reading

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Who Is the Fairest of them All?

Who is the fairest of them all? That is an easy answer. It’s Lulu with her lovely green eggs. Most of the hens have decided there are better things to do than lay eggs on hot summer days. Lulu isn’t … Continue reading

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Staying Cool

On warm summer days, watching tofu cooling in ice water is refreshing. I hesitate to use the word hot as compared to many other places this summer, our warmth would seem like someone turned on a large outdoor air conditioner. … Continue reading

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Everything Is Something’s Best Food

Everything is something’s best food, and nothing is more relished by ducks than slugs. The ducks have cleaned out the slugs from the vegetable garden, so when I found a handful of slugs outside of the garden, it was a … Continue reading

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Blue Skies, Warmer Days, Dog Paths and All

It’s a blue and green world. Blue skies at dawn make it easy to step outside and follow the dog path out to the garden. Takuma and Ena have carved their paths to the garden, out to the pasture, through … Continue reading

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How Do You Recall 207,000,000 Eggs?

The sky is blue enough this morning to proclaim it a sunny day. Even as I write, sunlight dabbles the grass. Days of sunshine are in the forecast. The remaining cherry, pear, and plum blossoms will be glorious. I can … Continue reading

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If Your Mind is a Sphincter

Once in a while I hear someone say something worth quoting. Today it was hearing George Saunders say in an interview, “If your mind is a sphincter, it tends to tighten over time.” That was a good and thoughtful laugh. … Continue reading

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