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Cocooning vision

Originally posted on The ancient eavesdropper:
Staring into the sun, my eyes blinded by its bright glare, lids shut tight recovering sight. Strange  sensations  shift and shudder as spots flutter left and right thru veiled butterfly  cocoons.

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The tomatoes are humming

Originally posted on The ancient eavesdropper:
Out in the greenhouse, inspecting the vines, counting and sorting, wasting my time. One tomato this, one tomato that, protruding off in space, landing in a case, humid and sweaty with the whir of…

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Safeguarding home bodies

My ears have been ringing all day with buzz-saw echoes of bald-faced hornets, their stingers  safeguarding  football-shaped paper mache  homes hanging aloft from fir boughs, my steps across the forest floor ever so light, eyes scanning   ahead for a … Continue reading

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Cricket conscience

Your conscience is a collection of crickets outside your kitchen window — keeping rhythm so you don’t throw in the dishtowel.

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Cherry-bombing aphids with ladybugs

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The tomatoes are humming

Out in the greenhouse, inspecting the vines, counting and sorting, wasting my time. One tomato this, one tomato that, protruding off in space, landing in a case, humid and sweaty with the whir of the fan pushing air out instead … Continue reading

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Some will fly, whine and die in the summertime

Here is a funny little poem I wrote while out in the backcountry doing trail work a few summers ago.  I’m sure all of you bloggers can relate to an annoying insect, be it a fly or mosquito, that has … Continue reading

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