what is it they see?

summer time
is it summer?
are they looking for planes?
or the kite
that can’t fly
that has been flying all day
in the wind
in the sky
unnerving the crows
Gill McGrath ©

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2015 03 30 29 yesterday night sky jpg sig

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2015 03 30 magic bean 800 jpg sig

2015 03 30 29 bean jpg sig

2015 03 30 todays sky and a kite jpg sig ‘Kite’ (one of them)

I remember standing at the sink at the end of last summer and picking through the last of the runner beans to slice up for the last pot of the season and finding, as usual, one special pink and black dotted bean and declaring it magic, how we would have to plant it and then leaving it on the window sill! After that it’s a bit of a haze as to what happened to it. Did n’t give it another thought! But just a couple of weeks ago a new leaf, appeared in the Aloe Vera pot which has sat on the same window sill for over a year now! The new shoot, clearly a runner bean, has grown rapidly in just a few days clinging to the green fingers of the Aloe Vera and it is now flying up a stick reaching for the sky! Come on Jack tell me it was you who put it there… in that pot before you left, and that you have been waiting for news! I know it’s something you would do, and then not say a word! The leggy stalk is nearly three feet high with no place to go but up, and it really is getting too tall for indoors. I think it is trying to get out of the window but it’s a bit too cold to put outside especially as your Aloe Vera would have to go outside with it, and it can’t. I know it’s a bit early but I think the bean can’t wait to see you in the summer!
Gill McGrath © March 30 2015

(pictures of sky activity taken in the last 24 hours)

12 thoughts on “what is it they see?

    1. You are so right ! We have been growing magic beans for about three seasons on the trot but this is the first one that came up on its own! It may fail! The two birds in the first shot here were actually trying to ignore the family of kites circling the skies most of the day while some bigger crows were bombing and chasing them off. Now its rain rain rain!!!! 🙂 I believe it is going to be some sort of heat wave at the weekend though!

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