Thursday, September 11, 2008
I draw comfort in thoughts that bears are not common here & are unlikely to walk through my screen doors.
My friends worry that, driving home, I'll strike.
My government wants me to dread foreign terrorists, nuclear weapons & chemical attacks.
treefrogs on windows, doors, walls & plants
spring peeper - actually seen!
Eastern box turtle - brilliantly colored strolling after rainstorm
acraea moth caterpillar
woolly bear caterpillar
Eastern tiger swallowtails
Eastern black swallowtails
more Eastern black swallowtail caterpillars
neighbor's pet duck eloping with Canadian geese
compost eating raccoon
2 leeches on kayak bottom
pencil sized brown snake, not venomous
ravenous, territorial & perching ruby throated hummingbirds
(smaller than swallowtails)
barred owls - heard & seen
bald eagle perching
many Carolina wrens
unrecognzed woodpeckers after storm
duct-taped tuba at the dump
mushrooms - brown, red, white, fresh & rotten
Admire our reuben sandwiches made on our own home-baked rye bread with locally soaked & smoked corned beef from nearby smokehouse/biker bar.
Sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing, half-sour pickles, & pickled tomatoes trucked in from outside our region but, oh, they tasted so perfect.