Oi! Another hot, humid day with little rain; seemingly no amount of watering begins to make up for so many weeks of drought. Despite the drought the late summer wildflowers are out along the verges and the trees retain their dark green hues. Even the male goldfinches are holding on to their brilliant plumage, although … Continue reading Early August
The day is dark and threatening. Although the humidity levels are rising and the sullen clouds suggest immanent rain, the forecast is for a few light showers. Given the severity and persistence of the drought we are experiencing, we hope for more. Walking through our community one notices rabbits everywhere; indeed, we are witnessing a … Continue reading Cycles Within Cycles, Oh My!
We are just past the solstice and are sliding ever so slowly towards winter's darkness. Today we awoke to bright sunshine and a breeze off the ocean which has kept the temperature cool. Now, nearing midday, the shadows are deep, offering a sharp contrast to the sunlit world. This week we were in Philadelphia where … Continue reading Settler Dreams: Part ll
Somehow since I last posted spring has blossomed full force. Green now dominates, broken here and there by explosions of intense yellow, red, or purple. So much to photograph! But how to do so without being hackneyed? Today we have sunshine through high cloud; rain is likely tomorrow. The maples outside my window are in … Continue reading Monday Morning Musings