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A lot of things are described as “growing like a weed.” In our garden the weeds really take it to heart.
The big damselflies called ebony jewelwing make it hard to walk the brook any faster than at a snail’s pace. The black wings of the males are pretty, but it’s their shining emerald abdomens that stop you in your tracks. They occur in masses here along the top of a new beaver dam.
Raven chicks on a ledge on a cliff face near here are fluffy. The insides of their begging mouths are bright red.
Maybe it’s the heat. All things green seem to be extra large this year, despite it being droughty. Wild raspberries are also plumper than in years past