Kiss of the evening sun

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I arrived late to the garden on Saturday – after lending a hand with the dogs’ last evening run. Peggy had been out earlier in the day. She is a weeder-extraordinaire and her work was evident everywhere.

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She happened upon a Killdeer egg. These silly birds have a nasty habit of leaving their eggs in the walk-on bark. The mama bird seeks camouflage – without consideration for the fact that this is a walking path. Peggy surrounded it with rocks to alert all.

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Evening is my favorite time in the garden. It is especially beautiful – and peaceful –

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as the sun lowers on the horizon and casts cool shadows after a day of baking sun.

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“The kiss of the sun for pardon,

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The song of the birds for mirth,

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One is nearer God’s heart in a garden

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Than anywhere else on earth.” ~ Dorothy Frances Gurney

Eve got a last walk through the garden. Blind – or nearly blind – and clearly a recent mom – she had been found wandering on the road. I wonder if this sweet girl knows how fortunate she is to have arrived here.

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By morning, Peggy’s noble effort had been undone by some predator.

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Luckily Mama had moved another to a safer hiding spot.

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Our work starts anew.

“If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall, I think we’d see the beauty then and stand staring in awe.” ~ Conor Oberst

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11 comments

    • We have cut our water use in the garden by almost half. There have been a few casualties, but most of the plants are pretty drought-tolerant and we are fortunate to have a good amount of clay in the soil. Ask again in August! 😦
      Have a great day!

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