may swept by in a flurry of cool air and rain and walks by the seashore. tidepooling, finding a dozen wavy turban shells, and whelks with sea snails inside.
here is where i spill my photos onto a table and let you sort through them. there is no chronology here and today’s narrative may or may not match.
my mind has been speeding towards the bright future of summer and the end of another school year. i’ve ridden these last weeks since my last dispatch and held on tight. the road has been bumpy and twisted, but there have also been times of quiet passage and smooth sailing. for example, i spent a glorious afternoon in carpinteria with dear joyce and sharron recently.
a few weeks ago i cut masses of honeysuckle from a vine tumbling over an old fence in an alley. breezes through open windowns wafted sweet scents through the rooms of moss cottage for days and days.
it’s been so cool and gray i’ve had to turn on the heat. there are still flannel sheets on my bed. i’m loving our strange weather. even though i know all the extra water is creating massive plant growth that will eventually turn to kindling for wildfires across the west, but we’re not there yet. speaking of weather extremes…a mile wide tornado passed very close to sister’s house in kansas a few days ago and i know some of you are living in flood zones. and there are extra strong pacific jet streams wreaking havoc on the plains. boreal forest fires of epic proportions in canada. rapidly melting sea ice. there’s a lot going on in the natural world. so much.
all i know is this:
everything the ocean washes onto the shore is a revelation.
i can’t wait to fall into bed each night with a book.
there are 5 days of school left.
i have 2 chapters left to read aloud in TUCK EVERLASTING.