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Summer things

Jul 31st, 2010 | By
Summer things

Fresh peaches from a nearby orchard . . . . . . and sweet ripe blackberries, picked from a neighbor’s garden patch are this summer’s consolation prizes.   We’ve very little to harvest in our own gardens now.   The few plants left in the greenhouse are providing enough tomatoes and Melrose peppers for snacks.  Tiny cucumbers have appeared
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Hummingbirds!

Jul 29th, 2006 | By

Last July, I spotted a hummingbird sipping nectar from flowers on the terrace garden, so I bought a feeder on my next trip to town. In time, I could identify five different hummingbirds that regularly visited the feeder. Hummingbirds aren’t as thick as ticks here, but they’re common enough. My neighbor’s feeder would be empty
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Heat wave

Jul 19th, 2006 | By

It’s 103 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade here. I do not even want to know the heat index. The ducks have retreated to the shade under the trailer, which already was in the shade of a pecan grove. Notice the panting…notice that you can see right through the nostrils of one duck. I never noticed
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