Valynda MayesComment

The Birds

Valynda MayesComment
The Birds
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It was the birds that got me back outside. A mistaken cat bird. It was a mockingbird, of course. Birds, however, are quite a challenge for an amateur photographer, especially when it looks like this outside and it's getting near single digits. The greenhouses are battened, so they won't blow into the neighbors' yards.

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It's a good time to hibernate and reap the rewards of last summer--like making harissa with dried baklouti peppers. But since I am doing the January Cure anyway, I included outside when I made my list of things to do (though a lot of it will not be done until it gets about 50 degrees warmer!): control the ivy, pull the dead moon flower vines, chop the asparagus, control the clematis, watch to see if any of this stuff survives the cold...

... and start planning for the spring season.

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