Friday, August 5, 2011

heartshaped leaf patterns
of coleus are a welcomed sight
in the hot summer garden
They bring a bit of excitment to the shady areas
I have to admit that this year has been a challenge for this wench
not in finding joy, but in enjoying it
too wet, too hot,too many bugs
I just found out that my neighbor trapped my squirrels and released them
in the woods....he said they were trying to get into his attic through the
attic fan......I understand this, but it makes me very sad
I love my squirrels, and they have claimed my yard as their home
I wonder if they will fight with the squirrels where he has released them...
I hope he is telling the truth...oh woe
I can hardly bare to think of loss...what with Handsome gone for so long
I cannot give up hope that he may return some morning
Life is a thread that connects me to all
even the squirrels of my yard and the feral cat, Handsome

I am almost ready to say
Autumn, I welcome your change


  1. I love the splishy, splashy raspberry juice splodges on the coleus leaves, but feel really sad for you about the squirrels. Perhaps they have a homing instinct, like pigeons, and perhaps
    they will find their way back to you? I hope so :-)
    The Time Sculptor

  2. Such beautiful leaves, I have never seen them before. Oh, I do hope your squirrels return!

  3. love this Suz. I know, when you got used to something and they got out of sight, it is really sad...

    Have a wonderful weekend...


  4. Oh my goodness - couldn't he have just put some kind of screen there or something to avoid that. You know I worry about all the little animals too, Sue. The house where I go to have my hair cut is doing something with the chipmunks that are eating her flowers - I don't know if I can go there anymore.

  5. Suz,
    Those coleus leaves are beautiful.
    We don't have those colors here, just the dark colors.
    I too hope handsome is ok. People have to learn to live with nature not change it every time something doesn't go your way.
    We have so many foxes around but that doesn't mean I have the right to trap them.
    Besides they eat their weight in mice and I just love watching them.


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