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