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Saturday, January 29, 2011

She won't be



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A photo from three or four years ago -- but it will do -- imagine the water chocolate brown from the last three weeks' furious runoff and snowmelt, and you've got it about right. Your blogista has been asked by Daughter to get herself in shape for a repeat of last year's river journey and so today she was out on the water -- in shirt sleeve weather. There were dead honeybees floating everywhere, and along the shore the summer songbirds, such as robins, were much in evidence and singing nesting songs.

We know y'all in the east are blanketed in snow once again, but in case anyone wondered, in Western Oregon the last week, people have been running around in tee shirts and shorts. The earth has woken up. Is it a fake-out? The urge to go out and plant seeds periodically seizes Risa and shakes her, like a Braxton-Hicks contraction. Scary. If she has any sense at all, she won't be putting out the corn and beans for 120 days yet!

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