A Rainy Day

A cool, humid day. This morning dawned red; now the lowering clouds have led to persistent light rain. The other day we had a thunderstorm and the first appreciable rain in many weeks. The drought conditions here have been reclassified from moderate to severe and the natural world is thirsty. Our farmers' markets show the … Continue reading A Rainy Day

Early August

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

A New World Arising

A bright summer day, the late afternoon shadows lying deep under the spreading trees. A sea breeze sways the branches as the odd cloud momentarily blocks the sun. We are still awaiting rain as the earth is parched by strong sun and wind. The humidity has been consistently high but does little to ease the … Continue reading A New World Arising

Breath

A bright, breezy midsummer's day, the humidity slowly ascending, bringing the possibility of increasingly illusive rain tomorrow. The breeze whips the foliage, casting cinematic shadows through the shallow swale that runs behind our home. I've the window by my desk open and that same breeze breathes air into the room, warmth on the exhale and … Continue reading Breath