Sunday, July 25, 2010

sage, hole up, petals

*I drive by our former house and see the Russian sage blooming purple flowing over the fence that I built.

*We hole up in the cool of the apartment all day, reading. At dusk we go out to sit on the patio following the setting sun and breathing in the cool shadows.

*I peel away the dried red rose petals daily to keep the roses on the table for as long as possible.

Friday, July 23, 2010

instant, fresh, ask

*That enchanting instant when from a hodge-podge of letters comes a word. Ahhh! Scrabble.

*Fresh unused mini colored pencils ready to glide over paper.

*Having someone to ask where something is that we just drug from one apartment to another.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

braided, grasses, boxes

*Yellow braided straw placemats on a dark oak table.

*I chose grasses to plant in my pots this year and they sway with the wind when I line them up on the ledge of the patio:3 yellow pots, one black and one cobalt blue.

*Tidy-ing up the boxes placed on the floor of the new-to-us living room just enough to create an island we can safely walk around until tomorrow.

Friday, July 16, 2010

cousins, chain, aroma

*A long unseen cousin and I marvel at our similar likes and dislikes.

*I walked the streets that my father walked as a child, saw the houses my mother grew up in, heard stories of my grandmother-she with the ten children. The dead have come alive and I can look to left and right to see the endless chain of ancestors and descendents which fastens me together.

*Laying my nose into the soft buff colored fur of the dog to inhale her distinctive aroma at the end of a day's journey.