July 21st, 2018


midsummer pomp and parade

A mourning dove calls, its note deep and tolling, reaching easily down the chimney to echo in the house with all the windows closed.

Wild white roses stand in bushes by the roadside, surrounded by grasses and daisies in full white bloom.

A bear ambles up a slope -- nothing more than a blotch of brown fur at that distance, but too large to be anything else.

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