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It is 5 a.m. and you are listening to Los Angeles

August 21, 2009

The hawks are looping over the house this afternoon, crying to each other, which always reminds me of the opening of Northern Exposure and requires a quick check to see if I’ve migrated to Alaska without my knowledge.

It is cool and breezy here today. It feels like fall. And while my garden harvest has just barely begun, the acorns are hammering down on the driveway like hailstones, and the burning bush and vibernum are tinged with scarlet. I feel like I’ve missed summer this year, probably because the weather has been, for the most part, distinctly unsummerlike. But also because we didn’t managed to do some of our favorite summer things – a concert in Grant Park, a day at the lake, a camping trip.

AJ and Ben Franklin Boy are downstairs playing a baseball game on the Wii. It is freakishly quiet and I should probably check on them to make sure no one has died of a head injury, but I am definitely in the “let sleeping dogs lie” camp today.

A quiet house is good for working.

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  1. freshhell permalink
    August 21, 2009 5:01 pm

    Yes, by all means don’t check on them. They’ll see you and it’ll trigger something inside them that will force you to feed them copious amounts of food.

    I am beginning the process of breaking down the garden for the year – the corn stalks were pulled out earlier this week. This weekend, the dead squash plants, weeding, clearing space for fall crops of radishes, carrots and spinach. Then cover crops and planning for the rotation of beds for next year. Seems like I just got started and it’s over.

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