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27 July 2020

I've been watching a very busy squirrel for the past hour.  He/She (it's not Dexter) must be building a nest on one side of the yard.  He has been running from the left side of the yard to the right side, stopping along the way.

After a few minutes, he's back running in the other direction, with something white in his mouth.  The picture is very bad because he only stopped for a couple of seconds and I had to take the photo through a screen, but you can see that he has something white in his mouth.

I don't know what the white stuff is or where it's coming from, but he's definitely very busy doing something.  I finally stopped watching after an hour.

This must be one of the young squirrels I've seen with Dexter (whom I have not seen in a week).  Ned also pointed out the two new doves on the grass yesterday--they left the nest a week or so ago and can fly,  but apparently not as comfortable with it yet. 

Ned came in with a bowl of apples from our tree yesterday

It made me realize that Ned and Marta have lived here for nearly a year.  At this time last year we were getting things ready for our massive garage sale and collecting apples to give away to people who came to the sale.  This year the tree is not as full of apples as it was last year...

but they are a more normal size (last year's were smaller).  It takes 7 apples to make a pie, so obviously I had to make a pie.

It was delicious and though the bottom crust was a disaster, I  think I figured out the secret to getting a crust to roll out all right again and the top went very well.  Now I have to make another pie to see if I have it right!

In tears this morning watching John Lewis being taken across the Edmund Pettis bridge, and then watching tributes to Regis Philbin.  Too many deaths this weekend.


My favorite memory of my mother -- with a bowl of apples
preparing for apple pie


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