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I just harvested my first golden raspberries this weekend [they did not last long enough for pictures; Word and I devoured them right promptly], and there’s been some speculation about whether or not these are anything like the cloudberries my grandmother talked about gathering as a child in Norway. That’s not a question I can ask her anytime soon, and I have no absolute convictions about whether the departed can look across the veil to see what we’re up to here. BrightCloudEdgeBut if they could, I would hope that the Meadow looked welcoming; that they’d look past the overgrown hedges and be understanding about the incredible amount of rain that’s been making mowing impossible. HighSummerFlowersLook over this way: I’ve edged most of the perennial beds with bricks.  Look over there: the daylilies have started and the monarda is looking fine.  We’d like a patio over here, with space for a grill or firepit.  Maybe put a little pond over in this section, with a motorized spring to keep the bugs under control, and ceramic koi on clever little sticks… BrickEdgedBedsDragonflies dart here. Hummingbirds and hawkmoths know to stop by.  In the winter, the hop-pop birdies scratch around for all the aster seeds.  This year’s asters haven’t started yet, but I can see the buds starting to set…. These are the signals I send, to say ‘One of our kind lives here.’ ‘Times have changed, but not so much.”  “Hello!  I remember!” This is how I leave the light on, just in case….

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GreyBoardBeachShells-GDolfWe’re coming up on the weekend when lots of US folks migrate to “the Shore” or “the Ocean” [with various regional twangs and slangs for these prized locations]. I like finding things at the beach, talking, and laughing with friends at the shoreline…

But you could give me those same people and the woods, or an outdoor cafe, and I’d still be happy.  You just have to let me wander off every so often to explore and look back at everything for a while.

Okay, sea turtles.  Yeah, you don’t get those hatching in the woods or in the city.  Flap flap flappity little turtles making their way to the water…

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Be back in a bit…
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