One minute he was singing grace notes, that proud-tail mockingbird in the sycamore, next he was pressed against the drive, held in a hawk’s talons. And
Our backyard was large and sprawling, cut off from the rest of the neighborhood by a tall white fence. For as long as we could remember,
2017 The creature does not rush. It creeps with great care along the tattered russet bark of the slash pine limb, a large stick braced between
Of all the larger inhabitants of the soil, probably none is more important than the earthworm. --Rachel Carson, Silent Spring In 1973, I conducted a worm
My father farms dryland wheat in the desert middle of Washington state. Each summer, when the wheat is waist-high and golden, he hires a harvest crew.
1. A Lotto Ticket Under the canopy of sprawling, spiky leaves, I find the first summer cucumber of my garden. It is misshapen, bulbous on one
The police bulletin warned: Presumed unstable. Approach with caution. But the girl didn’t have the look of a criminal. She was early-college or late-high-school. Still a