Looking to my left through sliders, a red squirrel is jerkily looking for seed bits that fell out of the red barn-shaped feeder that is twisting in the slow breeze. The suet cage above the feeder has been empty since the flock of grackles started clearing the cakes within hours. A cardinal just landed beside the squirrel, who then runs to ride the marble frog near the edge of the carport. The grass is lush, green, and tall enough to cut, but it is polka-dotted with dandelions that are early food for the bees so the cutting will wait. Mlady is resting on her yoga mat in the mini-greenhouse and watching everything as well. Avocadette is in a growth spurt since being transplanted into a bigger pot and gets sprayed with a neem oil mist each day.
Looking to my right, into the atrium, Dotty sits on the gliding foot stool of the glider and peers out the back sliders. On the left of the chair is a tv tray with the latest book I’m reading, “The Knowledge Illusion.” To the right in the atrium is another tv tray with a heated pad, on top of which are seed trays with the few tomato plants that sprouted from the two-year-old seeds gathered from plants.
in one ordinary life –
Content in being.
Frank J. Tassone is today’s host for dVerse’ Haibun Monday. Frank says:
Let us now bear witness to the present moment! However you experience it, write a haibun that expresses the present moment.