Another round of Blue Oak

from the limb droughts have cured

to fall with a crash in the yard—

after the calves were marked

and friends were fed and gone,

you and I and a bottle of wine

before the fire we cooked upon

waiting for the pillowed clouds

to collect and turn dark gray—

our forecast rain.  Tough filaree

looks like the dirt it’s hanging on,

leaves red and brown and in between—

last chance for feed this spring.

One wonders why we do this

to become the grass we need.

8 responses to “LAST CHANCE

  1. From the green in the photo, it looks like you got badly needed rain. What a blessing!


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    • The only rain since February 15 was 0.16″ last night, bringing our total to less than 4.5″ when our average for a season is generally 15″. Green in the foreground is in the saddle where what rain we got collected. Filaree on SW facing slopes on Monday still in dire straights. Hoping for T-showers this afternoon.

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  2. Love this

    Sent from my iPad


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  3. Really like “the limbs droughts have cured”

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  4. Wow, John… in so few words you capture a very big problem. I wish you rain!

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