the spring slips away, just like that: it is Summertime. my favorite season. i am made for the desert heat, the solid caress of sun on bare skin, bare feet in the soil, the rich blue skies and long warm evenings.

we can barely keep up with the garden.
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this weekend, i took time to finally trellis the honeysuckle up front, which was entwined with the spirea. both of them will do better now, and we like the look of the trellis.
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Anactoria, enjoying some afternoon shade:
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our newest crop: butterscotch brats. er, cats. (hard to tell the difference, with that one.)
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the pond is waking up, and has recently experienced some renovations, which Alan will write about in another entry.
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the garden is all fractals.
clary sage:
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sunflower:
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artichokes:
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we’ll get to eat artichokes direct from the garden this year!
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the garden critters are as abundant as the greens. insects proliferate, in spite of the poultry grazing on them. here is a mother wolf spider, helping take care of the bug problem by producing a zillion more wolf spiders for us.
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squash coming in beneath some volunteer tobacco, which we let grow to discourage grasshoppers, and provide some tobacco for ceremonial uses
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mystery flowers:
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we let some dill go to seed last year. best decision ever! now we are overrun with delicous dill!
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