Wednesday, June 25, 2008

summer time pleasures

It's a great time of year.
The weather is fabulous.
not to hot, not to cold

spending lots of time outside
working in the garden,
oh yes, I hoe!

and, indeed the plants have grown.

I planted some flowers,
hoping they take!
Since the squirrels persist
in digging them up,
to plant there little treasures.

My other joy, bike riding.
I have already racked up many miles
or kilometers, whichever way you may go.

I came across a deer, last week, the first I had seen in a while
It was indeed a fleeting encounter, but, I was so close
I heard the deer inhale, before it fled.

Then there are always birds, and rabbits and groundhogs.
Even when I ride alone.
I never am.

2 comments:

  1. I was so there!

    And there's something really right about swinging a hoe, isn't there? Actually swinging an axe is my fave. But it's all good.

    Meanwhile here, apropos my compost, I have to keep a lid on it now because a marsupial ringtail possum has taken to climbing up to our third floor balcony and digging up the broccoli stems etc. I'd almost let him except he scatters dirt everywhere.

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  2. I have never swung an axe, and I think I will stick to a hoe, which is probably easier...I think, anyway.

    marsupial ring tail possum?

    I have to find a pic, though in my mind I see a possum with a raccoon tail, probably not.

    It is amazing how animals will find food, everywhere, anywhere, even on a third floor balcony.

    everything has got to survive!

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