I'm going home.
To accompany the poem by Shinsho, I have posted two pictures of a Hindu goddess that spends her summers in the cavity of a hundred year old pear tree beside our house. The squirrels are rattled by her presence and do all that they can to dislodge her from her summer home. To no avail. Foxes, raccoons and cats have all been spotted sniffing or staring at her. She is never bothered and serenely holds her ground - always there waiting when we come back home.