BROWN PATCHES of lawn and garden widen daily, and the “grass” is now a minefield of yellow-jacket nests. Ouch! But the hummingbirds dance around me while I weed, and the tadpoles have suddenly hatched into dozens of tiny frogs (boing, boing, boing!) and an older frog poses on a begonia leaf…and I’m grateful to be here, anyhow, if a little tired and crispy.
My Gratitude List, in Podcast
LISTEN TO my Dog Days Gratitude List on the latest podcast I do each week with Robin Hood Radio, WHDD in Sharon, Connecticut, the smallest NPR station in the nation. You can stream it here, or subscribe free in iTunes or using the Stitcher app. Look for the Aug. 6, 2012 episode. Why not download the broadcast now and watch the slideshow, too? Click on the first thumbnail to start the slides, and toggle between images with your keyboard arrows or the ones beside each caption. Then tell us what you’re grateful for in your garden, despite the inevitable trials and losses.