First fruits

First daffodils taken Here’s the first batch of daffodils cut. They’re now on my desk, exuding so much soapy scent, I’m sneezing.

And my fruit trees arrived!

Box of Fruit TreesOpened box of fruit trees
Believe or not, that’s two pear trees, a plum tree, and a peach trees. They’re all planted, pathetic looking sticks that they are. The nice thing is that the soil is healthy enough to support lots of worms, big-ass nightcrawlers. The cruel thing is that I kept killing them.

So here’s my…

Apology to Nightcrawlers
In soil, half a worm
Is a shovel bite sadder
Than teeth in apples.

This week:
Bright of the Sky
“The Helper and His Hero”
“The Story of Love”
“The Last Stand of the Elephant Man”
The Accidental Time Machine