It’s that time of year.
Heat and light
Plenty of dead oaks to cut up for firewood.
That’s good, but also troubling: too many dead trees due to spells of drought and heat.
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My chair is occupied.
Honeybun in chair
I don’t remember leaving a napkin on my porch chair.
I think Honeybun has a flight attendant.
Despite how it sometimes seems, the porch dogs do from time to time
stop barking and just lie quietly on their beds.
In this case both on the same bed, because Yellow Dog was in residence.
Yellow Dog, Honeybun, Nervous Nellie, far to near
Don’t worry, there are actually four beds, one for each dog, if they want them.
Cleanly, those porch dogs are.
After a walk, Honeybun stuck her head under the bathwater and paddled furiously.
Nervous Nellie seemed more inclined to get a drink.
Yes, that’s beautyberry, Callicarpa americana, around the dog beauty bath.
Honeybun and Nervous Nellie in the beautyberry bathtub
Brown Dog and Yellow Dog watched.
Yesterday was downward-facing critters day.
Scorpion and Lizard
Around Okra Paradise Farms this morning.
Beautyberry with boats, bananas, and wood fire
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These banana trees are only a few years old, but they’re making bananas.
Gretchen, Bananas, and dogs
Plus a pack of four dogs!
Gretchen and the banana bloom
Leash training day.
Honeybun and Nervous Nellie on their food deck, Brown Dog and Yellow Dog
Nervous Nellie is also known as the Jackal, because she looks like one,
and loves to skulk around and bark.
She barks less as times goes on.
Oh, yeah: that’s Gretchen.
Two colors of okra.
Okra, green and red
More every day, here at Okra Paradise Farms, halfway between Atlanta and Orlando and all the way to paradise.
And some tomatoes, but those are all picked out now.
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They still look about that green, almost a month later:
But at least there are enough of them this year we may get some before the raccoons eat them all.