Saturday, July 22, 2017

rain, oh big surprise


A couple of days of rain with the usual dark grey skies, while the rest of the world seems to be on   fire , here we are , in our puddle.
The gardens perk up- bugs decorate themselves with drops of rain, and floral gowns.



The  neighbor finally got tired of her tree throwing gigantic cones all over, so she gave it a chop. The birds still like it - the most modern abode on the block. The lilies have been protected from the deer, they are tickled pink about it - they  prefer to live and blossom- Long lasting lilies, with the deer eating everything else. There were seven in the yard the other day.
Though it has been dark----


 the sun shines in my kitchen ! The lad brings it every time.
Everyone else dresses like the weather up here in the dark- Erik breaks the trend. 
He is all about color, still working as stop -mo animator, working on a children's "thing" now which he is not inspired by but , you know, a job in your field is a rare thing these days. He is lucky and loving his life right now-although, a bit nervous about how things have changed so dramatically  in Portland, not personally, just generally. The homeless problem is FULL blown, aggressive, frightening but even worse are the tRUMP's America of the Alt Right.
They have made themselves comfortable in Portland , due to history as well as Portland's progressive population of tolerance. The weather is moderate and the city is beautiful . Move in ready! and so they have. The scariest issue is that the police force is sympathetic to the  Alt Right and are 
protecting , serving, their fellows on the street. The market for MACE has been boosted, women walking on their own are in peril.
 America!

Colors in the yard today, leaves are falling already.Plums aborting, juniper popping.

7 comments:

  1. Your son brings the sunshine for sure! I love his color sense and open hearted smile and how great that he's working in his field. Enjoy your visit with your boy.

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    1. Thank you so much- now I get another chance to spoil him as much as is possible. You know how THAT is!! It is what we do best.

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  2. finding rainbow colors in the rain! Your new eyes are looking good. Send the rain along. We're dried up and blowing away down here.

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    1. I would love to give the rain your address! After this past winter if I never experienced rain again , I would be glad. Just too much of a good, not good, thing.

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  3. A colorful post, for sure! I love Erik's shirt, and your rain-dappled beetle. Poor pine tree.

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    1. Yes, I have counted on that tree at Christmas time for thirty years- provides the most enormous cones! Erik is not afraid of colour! His hat is a rose garden, his shorts are pink...takes a lot of confidence to dress like a cartoon!

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