Cats attacking the hoe and mashing emerging asparagus
Cats resting where seeds have just been planted even though I attempted to thwart their efforts.
Finally, Zilla flat out refusing to move even after threatening her.
I believe man will not merely endure, he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he, alone among creatures, has an inexhaustible voice but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.
A swarm in May
Is worth a load of hay.
A swarm in June
Is worth a silver spoon.
A swarm in July
Isn't worth a fly.
The presence of vegetation, even if sparse and scattered, is an essential condition for the survival of animals. However, endemic Sahara species are rare: no sedentary birds and only three of the sixty-five mammal species are endemic (the fennec, the gerbil, and the addax antelope), along with six reptiles and about a dozen insect species.
From Sahara by Paolo Novaresio and Gianni Guadalupi