7 November 2013

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The rain is back, and life is beautiful.
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BEAUTY IN MINIATURE
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I was smitten this week with tiny flowers.
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This is the only tiny flower that I notice while standing – it is about 3 times the size of the others.   The others I have to crouch down to see.
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Teeny tiny purple ones – you can use the blade of grass for perspective.
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This tiny yellow one.  I noticed that the yellow ones all tend to fall apart once they fully bloom.
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This impossibly small white flower – sitting on what looks like its own little cactus pad.
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You need to know they might be there – then you can look and see them.
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Now, looking UP….
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I WAS WRONG – BUT NOT REALLY
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A few months ago I said the mangoes never set fruit on Valley Road.   Well, our mango set fruit – 3 of them – undoubtedly because of the intense dry season this year.   One mango is in the photo above.   One is in the photo below if you look closely.
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The other mango?  I am taking Junia’s word that there was a third one.
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Now for fauna….
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NEW CRITTER
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This a Polynesian rat, the first we have ever seen at the farm.  Austin and I both kind of liked it because of its rounded ears and soft fur.    It got into the mongoose trap and Austin was just playing taxidermist here.
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A final note about the rain.  Looking to the west the other afternoon, the rain was so beautiful – almost 3-D as we saw big drops in the foreground, medium drops farther off and mist in the distance.  The camera couldn’t pick that up, but the picture was a beauty shot nonetheless.
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