She chats on the phone this warm August day with her son checking up on how he was doing with his summer cold. It is ragweed season combined with the humidity at 65 – 70%…breathing can be challenging for many.
At one point he shouts on the phone, “Oh no! A bird just stole a raspberry from MY plant and he’s holding it in his beak now! I gotta go! ” She chuckles thinking, “It is free for the picking if you just leave them there.” He has raspberries and blueberries that she got a glimpse of when sitting for the girls (German Shepherd mix gals that is) a month ago. He truly is blessed with a lovely back yard that serves him what he needs…a few apple trees and a few berry bushes. But you know the old saying, “You snooze, you loose.” This little bird “grabbed” this opportunity!
dripping with sweetness
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