Monthly Archives: November 2012

Powering on

The last day of November, and a dark and rainy one it is.  I had a restless night, woke every hour or so to the sound of great drops splatting on the roof. When I looked out the window around … Continue reading

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Dark clouds and rain

Dark clouds are moving in fast from the west, and a lone seagull floats across the sky, followed by another, and then another, their wings outstretched and motionless, riding the wind.  So beautiful and ominous, days like this.  Across the … Continue reading

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Doing nothing special

Intermittent rain and strong wind this morning, the trees whipping back and forth, gulls fleeing inland, drooping pink Mexican dahlias. It’s the first big storm of our rainy season here, this one blowing in from the west with soft air … Continue reading

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The cat came back

The night is outside the window, rectangles of light in the darkness from nearby houses. I can hear the dryer cycling in the garage, the hum of the refrigerator, distant traffic, but otherwise the house is quiet. When I walk … Continue reading

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Thankful it’s over

This morning I’ve been reading various posts about thankfulness and gratitude and trying hard to participate in those feelings, but I have to say, this is not one of those days.  I’m tired, getting a cold, worried about one of … Continue reading

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The only life we have

Woke in the night to rain on the roof, but this morning the grape vine is glowing red in the sun and the clouds are moving east–a little strange, since the wind seems to be blowing west, but maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Those people were a kind of solution

Evening, and a waxing crescent moon in the southern sky, surrounded by clouds.  Ring around the moon, rain before noon…I can see the clouds moving in from the west. The rain may not wait for noon. The last few days, … Continue reading

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