Saturday, June 17, 2006

Nature's Show

Here is a list of the carnage I have seen in the past week:

--a dead squirrel in our neighbors' flowerbed, apparently from a mis-step and subsequent tumble out of the tree.
--a baby robin on our lawn, fallen out of its nest.
--just a few minutes ago, as I sat listening to Backporch Music on NPR and sipping a glass of wine on the patio, I heard a bird ruckus from the rear left of the yard. A gaggle of birds darts by and I notice that the giant crow being chased is carrying a baby bird in its mouth. That was really disturbing.

Just a few reminders from nature that these bodies are temporary.

On a positive note, this week we have harvested
, zuchini, patty pan squash, broccoli, more potatoes, a single bell pepper, the occasional red or gold raspberry, and a few Coyote cherry tomatoes. I just finished making zuchini fritters and ate them with yogurt cheese.
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of amaranth, hot and sweet peppers, tomatillos, black beans, and loads of tomatoes. Our tomato plants are literally bursting with fruit.

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