Nettles and Burdock

Now comes the season of nettle and burdock, ragweed and thistle, milkweed turning to floss; the season of mustard, Indian paintbrush and Queen Anne's Lace gracing dry grass. Here are the squirrels and field mice scurrying burying nuts to sprout with roots Now comes the first frost the bright silver kiss to sweeten the last of the fruit.

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