As night falls around us, I notice the trees standing shoulder to shoulder, crowding, looming, enveloping me in their shadows. In the winter their secrets were laid bare. But now, in the darkness of a summer night, they rekindle their mystery.  

21:31:58 PM

Since this morning’s post I’ve been watching and thinking about Sid. Everything he does, he does ardently. There’s no detachment, no consideration, no introspection before he bounds after a bee. But he’s not attached, either. He’s just as ready to slink through the grass or race up a tree – whatever each moment presents.  

10:37:14 AM

Sid photo
Sid has become an ardent bird-watcher, attending to our chickadee family in their birdhouse, and to a family of finches in the grape vine climbing our screened porch. He’s tried a couple of ascents (for no more than a closer look, I’m sure), but we’ve since put obstacles in his way (just to be
sure).  

16:40:47 PM

Partly Cloudy
11°C (51.8°F) A brilliant spring day. I bought some cages (6-inch concrete mesh) to support our tomatoes. I’ll try to put those up later today – anything to get outdoors.