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Thursday, June 22, 2017

I spent a large part of today and yesterday in gardens and in a farm field.

There are huge bug bites on my neck (right where I put on perfume, I realized later).
There's a small rash of poison ivy (or poison oak) on my arm.
My shoes (inappropriate cloth ones) got so dirty they were beyond cleaning and had to be discarded.

And right now - in the late afternoon - I am headed into the shower to wash the dirt and perspiration off most of me.

Ahh.... but you should see how beautiful the flowers look in my yard - in the new flower bed that was just created last month. And, it is fun to see the butterflies and birds flying around, checking out the new landscape.

I am happy about the choke berries, the winterberries, the blueberries, and the strawberries -- all planted along the side of my back yard that abuts the nature preserve -- and all planted for the birds and other critters who show up in my yard on a regular basis.

The kitchen sliding door will remain closed and locked, though, because just last week someone in my town had a bear enter the house through a screened porch. The bear broke through the screen and opened a window to get at some suet being stored inside. (The home owner had no less than 12 suet feeders in the yard.)
Nobody was hurt - and the bear left before anyone even realized it was there.

Now I'm off to the shower to clean up and to check for tiny ticks (and large ones too, I suppose).

I do love nature.
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