Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Owls and lilies

This morning we heard a screech owl carrying on for at least twenty minutes. It's been a long time since we've heard a whippoorwill. There's so much light pollution all over Austin that we can't bring poinsettias around again without locking them in a closet indoors. The four o'clocks are loving this weather. There's still at least one hummingbird barrelling around the yard, attracted particularly to the revived Turk's caps. Something's eating the pods of hyacinth beans. New lettuce and pea seedlings have sproouted. Most will probably be consumed by whatever creatures love sweet green shoots, which are most. Morning light revealed three new oxblood lilies.


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