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This is what I saw today, from the top of my very short street, standing in a light drizzle, facing due east. (Why do we say 'due' east?)

The rice farmers have flooded their fields with the water that flows freely and endlessly down from the mountains. More rain is on the way as the first typhoon of the year approaches. The swaths of dark green climbing all over those mountains are forests of pine. The lighter greens are patches and stretches of deciduous, freshly-dressed in new leaves. The blue beyond the water is a grove of grape vines. They grow them by the millions all along the valley reaching into the distance right of center. Yet in places the vines have been replaced by rows of solar panels.

In August the faint but distinct smell of grapes will permeate the air, floating over rice fields that will be thick with the coming harvest. Our own garden too will perhaps be lush with the tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, peas, eggplant, watermelon and pumpkin the kids planted with their mom this past weekend. But for now we wait, and fall asleep to the gutteral cries of a thousand frogs, dormant all the long cold winter, now reveling, like the rest of us, in this season of regeneration and expectation.

Enough now of the gibberish. The family's all asleep, time to knock back a cold one and hit the sack. Looks like sun tomorrow.

Nothing wrong with any of that.

 


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09/12/2015 1:34am

I think it is a great view. No one can complete the nature as nature is the art of God. We can release our tensions by viewing the scenes of nature. Nature comes to us in two aspects. It may be gentle at

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01/23/2016 11:43pm

...at what? Come on dissertation writer! Don't leave me hanging! I'm hooked now!

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I remember spending the night in my parents' house on a rainy season and to my surprise, I hear a large sound similar to a horror movie background when ghosts are about to appear. They told me they are frogs and they are looking for partners because it is mating season. I was amazed with the sound of their voices. It's like a reverb. I think I know a little about what you experienced here. It is also great to discover that those are actually pine trees that we see. I really have no idea. Thanks for sharing.

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11/03/2016 6:05pm

Thank you for sharing this experience with us. You know there are a lot of people who wanted to live the life you are living. They wanted to visit beautiful places just like this one that you mentioned. Yes, we really are fascinated with the frogs. You have no idea how lucky you are to witness such amazing works of nature. Keep posting.

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01/14/2016 5:54am

A thousand frogs, dormant all the long cold winter, now reveling, like the rest of us, in this season of regeneration and expectation.

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01/23/2016 11:44pm

Rather eloquent for a patent service robot.

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01/15/2016 6:18am

The swaths of dark green climbing all over those mountains are forests of pine. The lighter greens are patches and stretches of deciduous, freshly-dressed in new leaves.

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01/23/2016 11:45pm

Hmmm...Now where have I heard that before?...

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01/16/2016 3:18pm

The blue beyond the water is a grove of grape vines. They grow them by the millions all along the valley reaching into the distance right of center.

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01/23/2016 11:47pm

That sounds really familiar too. Do I know you guys?

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01/16/2016 8:47pm

The people not reading your blogs are missing out a lot of quality contents.

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01/23/2016 11:49pm

That's exactly what my mother says when she's had too much wine.

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01/17/2016 3:26pm

The swaths of dark green climbing all over those mountains are forests of pine. The lighter greens are patches and stretches of deciduous, freshly-dressed in new leaves.

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Kevin
01/23/2016 11:50pm

You got that from domain Name didn't you?

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01/18/2016 2:23am

Yet in places the vines have been replaced by rows of solar panels.

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Kevin
01/23/2016 11:53pm

And here's to you, Fps Robinson...

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01/18/2016 8:22pm

More rain is on the way as the first typhoon of the year approaches. The swaths of dark green climbing all over those mountains are forests of pine.

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Kevin
01/23/2016 11:54pm

Kind of loses something when you start mid-paragraph, doesn't it?

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01/21/2016 6:55pm

Spring season is the season to ready your growing farms for the vegetables, give them water and use the quality seeds for the batter growing vegetables and growing the healthy.

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Kevin
01/23/2016 11:56pm

Come on bestessays, is that really your best? You sound like you've been drinking my mom's wine.

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01/26/2016 2:16am

A thousand frogs, dormant all the long cold winter, now reveling, like the rest of us, in this season of regeneration and expectation.

01/24/2016 6:30pm

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01/26/2016 8:23pm

We can release our tensions by viewing the scenes of nature. Nature comes to us in two aspects.

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We can release our tensions by viewing the scenes of nature. Nature comes to us in two aspects.

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01/30/2016 7:20pm

Reaching into the distance right of center. Yet in places the vines have been replaced by rows of solar panels.

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01/31/2016 2:48am

Yet in places the vines have been replaced by rows of solar panels.

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03/02/2016 8:02pm

Nice Poat.

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