Summer Harvest

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Spring garden planted // anticipating new growth
Tomatoes, beans, and a grape vines on posts
Sunshine and summer rains // sitting in extreme heat
Produce fruits and vegetables with Zinnias so neat
Now bees and butterflies share the bounty
Beauty worth waiting for, seldom comes quickly

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Photos: Dwight L.  Roth

Today at d’Verse, Victoria Sloto ask us to write a Quadrille of exactly 44 words using the word Garden. My little terraced  garden is one thing that has kept me inspired during this time. So much beauty and nature is all around us. It brings me joy and a few tomatoes and green beans as well.

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I turned 72 today!. Since it would be rather difficult to put 72 candles on my birthday pie, they just put on two. I much prefer pie to cake, especially since my wife is a super pie maker! The pie was perfect and was a great ending to our dinner! Spring is a great time to be born!

Turned seventy-two
Can’t believe I am that old
My body reminds me

Photo: Molly Roth