Thank you everyone for your comments on yesterday’s post of a chapter titled “The Terrifying Chicken Freak Show.”  You gave me a great deal to think about, and I seriously appreciate that so much. 

This morning, when I went out to let my chickens come down from their coop for breakfast, I saw the first morning glory blossom of the season. They have always sprouted in my garden, and are a signal that the summer season is coming to an end and autumn is just around the corner. They are such a cheerful shade of blue and seem to want to take over the tomato patch as soon as the last tomatoes are picked.

The chive blossoms are still looking fine and will soon be making seeds for expanding their space in the garden. They make perfect little stars, don’t they? While we examined them, Gracie reminded me about how in the Paris Opera Ballet, the highest honor is to be une danseuse étoile, a star dancer. While Pearl is more suited for dancing the exuberant can-can at The Moulin Rouge in Paris, they are both my stars, mes étoiles, in their own different way.

2 thoughts on “My Life With Gracie…Sunday Surprises!

  1. I miss those of end of summer signs- the morning glories, the chive flowers, the tail end of harvesting onions, tomatoes ,squash, peppers, corn, legumes, peaches, berries- such a busy time preparing to freeze, dehydrate or can- stars of Nature’s dance. Bless the chickens in their essential part of the choreography.


    1. Thank you, Judi. Yes, the chickens have been particularly helpful in their part of the garden season. We have had a good deal of unexpected rain off and on over the last few weeks, and they have been quite helpful in consuming the tomatoes which have cracked and split open from the extra rainfall. “Why waste such good fruit on bugs?!” And then there are the cucumbers that hid behind the dense leaves where I couldn’t spot them. Lots of big seeds inside!


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