Pears

“Oyez!  The Summer Session of Frog Court is called to order,  Judge Jeramiah Bullfrog presiding,” honked the Bailiff, who was  a Canadian goose. In strode two robed judges, who were six foot tall bullfrogs, trying to walk on two legs, but instead hopping from foot to foot.  The third bullfrog...

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  • October 3, 2020

But even bold purply flowers, like this welcome offering from my hacked-down artichokes, seem washed out, as if horror author  Stephen King’s Tommyknockers are draining colors from view. I’ve offered some purple, now for the Haze. In some ways this is scarier than a Nebraska tornado cloud. No where to...

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  • September 12, 2020

I’m Red Woodman, Senior Investigator for what we call the “Frog Court.”  If I can just get through today, I can retire with a pension.  But a whole bunch of new cases just hit my in-basket and I came to work to find a guy sobbing over a couple of baby...

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  • August 14, 2020

On Tuesday, when President Donald Trump was asked to comment on America leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases, he replied that he views it as a “badge of honor,” since it means we must be doing a lot of tests. The man with 5 draft deferments desperately wants a...

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  • May 19, 2020

“Pence will not self-quarantine and plans to be at the White House Monday ” because that’s what leadership looks like. I’m hearing on good authority that #coronavirus is more rampant in the #WhiteHouse than the public is being told. A very high-ranking individual may have also been impacted! The administration is...

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  • May 11, 2020

“Oyez,  I call  Frog Court into session,”  rumbled Chief Justice Jeremiah, himself a very large bullfrog. “Bailiff, read the opening Declaration.” The impossibly tall Bailiff stood and began reading:  “In accordance with resolution of a civil suit involving a Reagan cabinet member and prescription drugs,  The Department of Fish and Wildlife...

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  • March 27, 2020

Some years I stop seeing my tiny backyard frogs by August.  The Spring-hatch of tadpoles have all morphed, and the older frogs have dispersed to nearby areas, beyond my vision.  This year, however,  The frogs ‘ Spring-hatch was plentiful, and I often found 5 or 10 frogs on every morning walk....

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  • October 21, 2019

I ventured out into a crisp Autumn morning with my camera.  This was the first year we’d successfully grew artichokes in our backyard and I wanted pictures.  After harvesting a half dozen ‘chokes from the two plants,  I cut one plant down to a frazzled stump, and let the other...

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  • October 3, 2019

Yesterday I went looking for an especially beautifully colored chorus frog that had shown up in my Lamb’s Ear. To my prolonged amusement,  this lovely frog hopped from the Lamb’s Ear into a bucket full of rotting pears, and poised to strike the fruit flies that crowd around the pears....

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  • September 3, 2019

During this Kattywampus year, my latest garden oddity is the tasty, and a two-week-early Bartlett Pear harvest.  The trick is to harvest them immediately before, or just after they fall.  Refrigerate them for a few days,  and they will finish ripening nicely. I’m especially happy because the pear tree had...

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  • August 25, 2019

The deep thinkers of QAnon are besides themselves that drumpf’s promised Red Wave did not wash over the land last night and their salty tears are delicious.  Travis View on Twitter shares with us their horror and consternation, so we won’t have to trek to 4Chan or Reddit to enjoy....

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  • November 7, 2018
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