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  • Summer reaches a crest and then gets drier and crisper; more seeds, less bloom. Bee balm is one exception that flourishes long into now. Hummingbirds repeat their vector path again and again, returning to suck every last sip of nectar, building for their retreat to southern climes without the caution that characterizes their approach to humans in the early summer. There is urgency now. They ignor me.
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