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Diary 11-29-15

November 29, 2015

Dear Diary – A profound change has come over the garden, once again.

As you may know, I have a garden in lieu of a lawn (no grass) or even yard, since probably 90% of the area is on a steep slope down to the sidewalk and street. There are a lot of flowers, strawberries and blueberries, raspberries, some hop vines, a grape vine, a lot of flowering bushes and shrubs, and five, small, fruit trees, 2 pears, 2 plums, and a fig.

After this summer’s life-stunting, leaf-scorching drought, when rain finally set in, I think that was around mid-October, things made a growth spurt. By late November, however, the grape vine and the pear and plum trees had slowly lost their leaves.  But there were still flowers going strong, especially zinnias and cosmos. And there were normal leaves on the fig.

Yesterday morning when I went to the window I discovered that the flower plants and fig leaves had all gone soft, as if melting. The water in the cells had frozen, I take it, and then melted again, and things could never be the same.

Except, we’ll have flowers again by late February.

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