Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Storm (16)

The day is dark. The wind comes as I write and I wonder if the rain will follow. I hear thunder in the south rolling out of the sky. The wind gods blow the fan palms their warm breath gusting … Continue reading

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Blooming Messages (15)

Today there are six new blossoms on the hibiscus bush. One is reaching to the earth, its face in shadow, but the sun lights its translucent petals from behind. The stamen is bright orange, neon to the hummingbirds. Three mourning … Continue reading

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Ordinary Moments (14)

Ordinary acts open us, surprise us, deepen us. The other day I went out to get the mail, and there were three envelopes and a postcard waiting for me. I sat down on my patio to open them, under my … Continue reading

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At Rest (13)

On a hot July day a hummingbird lands on green wire scaffolding for the cherry tomatoes in my courtyard garden. It is one of his favorite spots and I am always glad for his company. Today the mister is on … Continue reading

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