My daughter has been wearing earrings in the form of black cats, spiders, pumpkins and ghosts for a couple of weeks now. She works at a pre-school, where naturally a dress-up holiday featuring yummy snacks is a Big Deal. When I visited the pre-school earlier this month the walls of all the rooms were covered … Continue reading Playing with the durm und strang
Early fall south of San Francisco and the bottle brush trees burst out with their brilliant red fuzzy flowers. Legions of bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators flock to them like so many bits of iron to magnets. And here was I, a bit cooped up in my second floor condo, observing a few bottlebrush trees … Continue reading The bottlebrush tree
Elf and Opus went to the sea, in a beautiful pea green Jaguar. Really. Here they are, cruising by Pebble Beach.... During a morning walk on a lovely holiday weekend in September the pair observed a vintage auto parked right in front of their rose-covered front yard. Slung temptingly low to the ground, it had no … Continue reading Elf and Opus go to the sea
Blossoms below balloons, chaser trucks and Jedi master with Vader Saying it's spring now in the desert. Give life a mad shake up, with joy
1. Plum buds are swelling as errant dove broods doomed eggs — atop garage lights 2. Small man in b-i-g truck rolling by my place each day-- pointing at the house... 3. sun shafts pierce dry air — bees, white butterflies work in flowering plum trees 4. Certain we are not what happens the … Continue reading Sun shafts and plum blossoms
Day one of the year broke open quite drear, freezing fog, the look of a shiny glazed doughnut. Isn't it great that dogs aren't prone to shed tears over weather? We simply get busy with the human, so sleepy! We waggle and snuggle and march with no fear into the frozen back yard, jumping, … Continue reading The dog view of New Year’s Day
Golden ginkgo leaves fallen, await windy transport like feathers stalks nabbed Cacti catch zelkova gold. Bonsai ... now sticks, distinction mere form And is this process not like us, the human, flaring bright with our age, inevitably losing much of what made us so rare in our youth. Yet we retain these colorful blazes of … Continue reading Falling into fall
Bird houses in the El Corazon de Belén Community Garden There come times when I feel the need for community, despite having decided to settle for a bit in a small, isolated place where I know few people. These days I am mostly a solitary person, generally found at home with my dogs, but this doesn't … Continue reading Community: Rambles and Rolls
This appeared shortly after Halloween and the horror is palpable still! This is one heck of a scary woman. Although the only part of the woman that shows here is her head. The rest is the wheelchair. If you see this shadow near you -- be very afraid. She might run you over.
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