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  • Writer's pictureJean Linville

bookends


October 18 - October 22 Week 36/72


nearby, early morning duck hunters

shatter the quiet and the confidence

of a string of strutting wood ducks

chickadee chatter abruptly ceases

visiting geese huddle closer in a cove

seizing on this frozen moment in time

a spider deftly drops on an invisible thread

grabbing a grasshopper that has paused

in the aftershock just a bit too long

the warm, orange light of late afternoon

provides companionship and comfort

soft buzzing of the few remaining bees

drifts softly through the air as they

visit clusters of small aster blooms

clouds of golden-yellow linden leaf confetti

spiral to the ground adding splashes of color

to the dark, damp soil as a reflection of the sky

floats in the lake accompanied by the crescent moon



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Bethe Hagens
Bethe Hagens
23 de out. de 2020

I honestly think this might be my favorite set so far. Waynno has been on such a similar aesthetic trail to you this week, it startles me. He photographed the moon on a smooth ocean. Just amazing. Your Earth is no longer the same visual that ours is. The witch hazel was leafless at least several weeks ago. I harvested the last of the giant butternuts last weekend--more than two feet long! We have more acorns than we have had in the last three years combined! I don't know what it is. I haven't heard any lawnmowers this year either. The drought has been severe. We watered every day. I am planting Labrador violets (a beautiful, walkable, edible groundcover) absolutely…


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