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Saturday, June 21, 2003

Farewell to Figs.

i'm afraid we won't get to eat any figs at all this year.

there are plenty on the tree, but they aren't yet ripe enough for human consumption and the neighborhood birds and squirrels have already started feasting. just this morning i spotted four different birds -- robin, bluejay, mockingbird and woodpecker -- helping themselves to a nice fig breakfast. and this afternoon i scolded a squirrel for being in the tree.

at least last year our feathered and furry friends had the courtesy to allow us a handful of our own figs before eating everything.

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