Friday, August 26, 2011
Rainy breezy day, not cold. Blackberries behind garage are ripe and tumbling off vines, mountain raspberries too. So much coming to fruition, so much movement and activity above and below, so much shifting - a very exciting time for everyone - birds and trees and bushes and vines and wind and rain, and cats who are having field days with mice and birds.
We just went to let the chickens out and one cat climbed a wooden post into the yard, then up onto the roof to look down on the chickens as they zoomed out one by one. The other cat took at diving leap into the hill of goldenrod behind the chicken yard to go after a bird and we watched his movement zigzag along the goldenrod tips. The bird gave chase and escaped. I walked into two massive muscular sticky spiderwebs behind the garage and got bit on a fingerpoint by a mosquito. All that spooked and shivered me and I came inside after feeding most of the blackberries to the chickens; they took them for shiny black ant clusters.