I shall put raisins out for Catbird.
He seemed disappointed when he couldn't find
any plump Pokeberries.
I am keeping the bird baths and seed trays full.
I am watching all the berries dry up.
It may be a tough winter for the birds.
I send my prayers today
I pray I can live
a non-violent life.
We are making weekend plans!
Saturday night, weather permitting.
I will pack a picnic supper.
at sunset last night. Only one tenth of an inch of rain.
The double rainbow was pretty with lighting flashes as exclamation points.
I continue to water every morning.
I have a ritual now.
I accept the drought. It is what is.
I am grateful I can keep the zinnias alive and the fennel.
The Black Swallowtail laid eggs today.
and nectar plant alive. A call has gone out to help the Monarchs.
Migration begins the first of September. There is concern once the Monarchs come into the Great Plains there will be no food for them. Their host plants too are burning up. I am watering the milkweed and the butterfly bushes.
It is the best I know to do.