Sunday, July 20, 2008
sitting outside for a long time this morning-- taking pics, having an extra cup of coffee, talking, and enjoying the sunday quiet...
this rock was my big find of the weekend. i heard it calling to me yesterday, so i went looking. went to all of the places where there are pockets of pebbles on the creek bed, nothing... then a spot under my chair caught my eye and sure enough, second handful, there it was. aha! i held it up in triumph and went inside to show it off!
shasta lilies drying... i'm pondering how to put them in the journal.
this is my attempt at taking a picture of the smoky northeastern california air. people write and ask how smoky it is here, and how far away from the fires we are. we're a good hundred miles from most of the fires now, but the air is still smoky almost every day. if you look through the trees you can (sort of) see it. i think of this as 'the smoky summer'. it's been like this since the lightning storms swept through on the summer solstice.
drying grass and flowers near our front door... a photoshop twelve step program perhaps?