August 30, 2007
Even the hummingbirds are back in abundance.
I suppose one ought to enjoy it while it lasts... since it's not going to last.
I always marvel at how when the trees are full of green leaves, it always seems by now that the leaves have been green forever. A bare twiggy tree seems unthinkable.
And contrarily, when the trees are all bare-twigged and bereft of leaves it seems like they've always been that way.
I must be missing some fundamental truth here about life or nature or time or something or other...
Notice how gigantic the eucalyptus has grown in 6 years! A magic tree! And the vines on the trellis have accomplished their annual feat of leaping into the adjacent trees... which will require a good hour of ladder climbing and pruning come November!