When
· Naughties
· · 2009
· · · May
· · · · 16 (1 entry)

Springtime Death · It’s been a tough twelve­mon­th, small vic­tims all around. The young plum tree we put in to re­place the storm vic­tim fad­ed away in late sum­mer and is dry sticks this spring. The love­ly lit­tle old rose that I wrote of in Brick, Dusty, Creamy, Silky seems no more. The Nan­d­i­na do­mes­ti­ca that ap­pears in Darken­ing was half-broken by snow; we’ll see how it re­cov­ers from my at­tempt at surgery. Al­so half-gone (mys­te­ri­ous­ly, no vis­i­ble wound) is our huge vig­or­ous Mme. Al­fred Carrière ...
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