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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

dear ms b-the banana leaf

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ms b
i enjoy picking you up from preschool by myself
i dont have to share you
we can do things together
that it seems we both enjoy

when i pick you up
we go from the preschool
to the garden where my garden plot is located

we have this routine you know
as we head in to the gate
you ask
where are the pumpkins

i think to myself
you are just two how can you talk like this
remember all those things

there was this big ole pumpkin you liked to pet as
you went by and another pumpkin that was all
warty and lumpy looking
one of your favorites it seemed

then on to the bock bocks as you call them
chickens for those who dont know
we talk to them dont we
we fed them leaves of veggies and cukes
they pecked and squawked
we were there for awhile
visiting those chicks

on to the garden plot
you helped me water my bed real well
i look forward to you being able to pull up a carrot
from the garden later this winter
like a rabbit eat it on the spot
just maybe
eating it just as it comes out of the ground
we gotta boost that immune system you know

you as usual want to go over to the birdbath
to fill it up
splash it a lot
you pet the bluebird sitting on the side
not quite understanding why you cant
put its beak into the water
you did cup your hand to give it a drink
you also bent down and petted the big ole strawberry
growing underneath the bath
for a not done yet adventure
we went out the back gate
to the orchid

there is this big ole tree
full of these ripened oranges
we picked one
a satsuma orange
peeled it
i got one piece
i guess you were hungry
you ate all the rest

down and around the orchard
there we picked a pomegranite
my niece says you can cut one in half
give it to your kiddos
they can spend thirty minutes getting those seeds out
i tried it
on myself
it works
a little messy
but it kept me busy

into the cool big ole tall banana grove
there hanging up high
like in a jungle
was a whole bunch of bananas
i lifted you up
you got to pet all those baby green bananas

well come back when they are ripe
they taste so much better than the store bought ones

there on the ground
was this big ole banana leaf
it was 3 times as long as you were
having fallen down to lay on the soil
to keep it cool the soil that is

you said to me
i let you pick it up
by one end

you drug that big ole banana leaf
up the hill
around the garden
back to the car
we stretched it out all 6 foot of it
from the back to the front seat it stretched
you pulled it out
walked back to our condo
dragging that thing all the way

we placed it on our balcony
for all to see

i must say
this was an adventure i would like to repeat
many times over

the organicgreen doctor

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