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Voluptuous Southern Summer

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Look at that. I was out at my father and mother’s place late this afternoon, in the heat and heavy wet air, picking figs. I saw this one on an inside branch, it’s side pierced by a mockingbird. The nectar dripping out wasn’t running like water. It hung there in the air, viscous and sweet and intensely fragrant. This is summer in the Deep South.

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#1 Comment By JonF On June 29, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

Your summer may be “voluptuous”, but the adjective that best fits ours today (and is still printable) is “infernal”, in several senses of the word. 106 today! When I got home from work (biking– yikes), I went up to water the balcony garden knowing the plants must be in dire need, and I also turned the hose on myself, feeling a definite kinship with my heat-wilting tomatoes.