The Morning Ritual
Waiting on the birds to arrive.
The feeders are filled and the party begins.
One feeder is strictly for the cats' viewing pleasure.
Annie calls back to the crows.
She figures they belong between two sesame seed buns.
Sparrows and finches are more fun to watch
on this hot, sultry morning.
The garden needs watering morning and night.
The Japanese Beetles are driving us mad.
The sun beats down so hot that leaves are burning.
Our grass is completely brown but the strips between the veggie rows.
It takes stamina to keep this garden alive.
It's the driest summer I can remember.
And tonight we had five minutes of rain.
But we carry on because this garden feeds us fresh, organic, delicious food.
And we love that.
Tomorrow's another day.
Bring on the rain.