Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Good excuse

The day was cloudy but warm, around 10°C. I was heading out to do a bit of weeding and edge trimming. Didn't get far. A deer was browsing on the edge of the lawn next door. She stopped to look at me for a long while, not alarmed, just as if she was memorizing my face; "I'll know you next time." And she waited while I went for the camera and took a dozen photos, then went back, calmly, to doing her own edge trimming.

"Are you the one who grows those delicious hostas?"

Posed against a neighbour's truck. With cherry blossoms.

And I left her to graze in peace. The weeding can wait.


Un bonito dia de primavera; no llovía, no hacía frio, aunque el cielo permanecía nublado. Un buen dia para trabajar en el jardín, y salí con la intención de arrancar hierbas malas y recortar los bordes. Y al abrir la puerta, vi la vendadita, pastando en el césped del vecino. Se detuvo para mirarme, sin temor, más bien como si memorizara mi cara: —Te conoceré a la próxima vez que nos encontramos. ¿Eres la que cultivas esas hostas tan deliciosas, no? — Esperó a que fuera por la cámara y se mantuvo quieta mientras saqué una docena de fotos, luego volvió a comer tranquilamente.

La dejé en paz. El trabajo jardinero puede esperar.

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