Tag Archives: aging

What they don’t tell you about old age

Greetings to all my long-lost blogging friends. I’m sorry to have gone silent for such a long time. I hope some of you are still out there. They say 55 is the new middle age, but when you get to … Continue reading

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A bird in the hand…

A sudden cessation of the power saw whining away at the back of the lot opens up the auditory world–birdsong, distant voices, a car passing on the street. I am sick of construction noise!  Here we are in this idyllic … Continue reading

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Re-entry

After nearly a year of silence…I’m back.  I’m sorry if I worried people.  The most likely explanation when a recovering alcoholic drops out of sight is that she’s drinking again, but I wasn’t. Not that I didn’t think about it … Continue reading

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Transitions

Grass on the hill was rippling in the wind like the pelt of an animal this morning, orange poppies and purple lupin poking up through it. Small patches of fog skittered past, sun darting in and out.  Dogs swirled about, … Continue reading

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You gotta dance when the spirit says dance

Sunny and blue overhead, but clouds gathering in the west, a storm moving in. Yesterday the sky was like a blue bowl.   I saw a jet move across it high above, two lengthening white streamers in its wake and a … Continue reading

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All my ships

A day of respite yesterday from the pineapple express that’s been deluging northern California for days, but gray clouds are moving in this morning and more rain is expected.  I was up before dawn to give my husband a ride … 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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