Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Making Hay—2nd cutting

Thanks to the recent rains, the grass grew enough to justify a fall cutting. We have hay down on Smith Farm, the Brown Place and Polecat Creek Farm.

I took this picture this morning when we sent to see if the hay on Polecat Creek Farm was dry enough for John to rake. (It wasn't.) I like the way the falling leaf hangs suspended over the hayfield. Only the leaf wasn't falling. So what was it doing? (Answer below.)

The leaf was suspended from a spider web.

Sometimes things are not what they seem.

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