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Spring sun —                             light come to life                            in every limb

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rainy and gray
silhouetting day
up hops a yellow-bellied sapsucker

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Each morning, first thing:  canopy over Little Crum Creek.
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awake–                                felled trees–                          the clarity of our time
….snowfall                           ….spaces that shape
……..traced limbs

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One

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more

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monarch

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headed

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in due time

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for

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Mexico

 

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an earwig in its wisdom
wields its pincers toward
the folly of the world

 

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Have you seen the petition for saving 213 acres of mature forest in our neighboring watershed?  

Anyone can still read and sign the petition here

… and learn even more at Save Marple Greenspace.

 

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The fuzzy milkweed leaf — a nice spot to set

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for a four-lined plant bug (Poecilocapsus lineatus)

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done roaming the catmint

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to feed like the young.

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Sown here last year for the monarch and her brood
milkweed has grown to host a new visitor —
like this banded net-winged beetle
(calopteron discrepans, I think) —
on nearly every leaf turned

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