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Posted on April 25, 2017 in Routine Writing Exercises

square957The cactus on my deck stand still for most of the year, with no expressions except their green sides and thorns. I buy amaryllis, tulips, and daffodils in the winter, but they flower and die so I toss them out and wait. Then, with no prompting by me except some MiracleGro, the first cactus flowers appear. One more I go out and find a surprise in a red or pink or yellow bloom. The exaltations keep happening through December. I simply watch them appear and then disappear to be succeeded by a new blossom as if they decided on a schedule.

Cactus Watering 2

Posted on November 27, 2006 in Weather

square129Could it be a butterfly effect? Or sympathetic magic? Or just my body’s ability to sense the coming of the storm? Last night it rained and the soil in each of the cactus pots is saturated.

Cactus Watering

Posted on November 26, 2006 in The Phone Weather

I’ve been letting my cacti and jade plant go unwatered all summer long.

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