Birds and flowers

Yesterday evening, Bob and I went for a walk. There were red-winged blackbirds, cranes, loads of flowers (a pink & white vetch that smells nice; a white mallow; a white campion; water lilies coming out on the millpond; a big pink convolvulus). We saw ducklings with a mother duck. And away from the river, we saw a pair of cardinals feeding on a bird feeder. And a beautiful sunset.

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Getting your hands in the earth

Yesterday I went out in the garden, cleared some weeds, and built some crazy-paving steps.

The rocks of Ontario are sharp and abrasive. My fingers are sore. The soil in our garden is sandy and soft.

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