There’s a duck in the sky,
an unknown bird atop
a seed-laden Cedar branch
at twilight,
and Mockingbird has been singing
in the pre-dawn hours
(as well as during daylight.)


Wheat, at least some of it,
is being cut—
a little late, due to cooler days
and, finally, rain showers.
It’s very short;
there are many weeds in some fields.
As always,
weather conditions (a late freeze)
and timing (cool days)
have everything to do with the outcome
on any given field.

The Chinaberry trees along Doe Creek
are thick with blossoms—
a happy turn of events
for honey bees.