Gardening at Night

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That’s sunset today in Berkeley. This afternoon, I tried to take advantage of our little stretch of dry weather (the last rain was on Tuesday) to clean up some of the weediness in the front yard. As the sun went down, a layer of high, broken clouds caught the light. After taking the picture, I went back to the garden cleanup and, even though it was getting dark, decided to cut down a big blue potato bush that was growing so hardily it was obscuring the front of the house. Tom came home while I was still sawing off some of the bigger branches. He turned on the front-yard spotlight, then went inside. A couple minutes later I heard an R.E.M. song, "Gardening at Night," start to play inside the house. Tom opened one of the front windows so I could hear the song better.

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