The cranberry carageenas have lost their glowing orange leaves. Their berries are on the ground now, picked over by chickadees.
And it has been cold, too cold for summer tricksters.
Ah, for the stinkbugs of summer, slipping behind a stem, faster than a moving eye.
It’s hard to believe that just a couple months ago there was such colour in the world! Dismay not. Like humans in their warm houses, stinkbugs exist in an unbroken chain of cell division going back to the first organism in the earth’s first sea. Just as the bushes live on in their berries, the stinkbugs live on in the eggs they laid in Autumn, ready to take their place in the sun. Not only do they look like leaves, but they act like them too. Let us raise our voices to the beautiful stinkbug!
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