Chinese Maple

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring!

The equinox has hit the acacia. Brilliant turmeric piles on the roadside. Pillows of fluffy allergen wait to become pieces of nest for the mourning doves out side my bedroom window. The birds work all hours busy collecting parts to build a safe home Will the yellow make their offspring peppery and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Desert Tortoise clawing for escape

Soup in a porcelain prison pissed at the slightest sound of footsteps. I dug him up from his burrow for fear he might drown or get pneumonia. The dinosaur creature will out live me and every year we do this drama. He remembers but accustoms to light warmth and sound inside the house. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Global Summit

First Rain in Monarch Beach in it seems like I can't recall. While protestors are held silent in Copenhagen for fear it might get on the news, people still insist there is no global warming. Around five the wind kicked up some funnel clouds, and I am not referring to those fluffy fried cakes you... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

skip to main | skip to sidebar Orange County Real Estate Wednesday, December 2, 2009 $30Billion or $1Billion? Thirty Billion Dollars MORE on an Eight Year War. 30,000 more troops to go to Afghanistan in President Obama’s Surge and run. Or did he call it spend and split in eighteen months? Does... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

That Chinese Maple tree has amazed me this spring. To think I almost gave up on that girl. Me and my morbid thoughts, less of them now to block the nutrients air and water. Life she has a sense of humor. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 7, 2005

Soup has Risen!

Soup, our three legged desert tortoise has awakened from hibernation. A sign of spring truer than forsythia, because he can not be forced to bloom golden bells. He muddled around in his purple milk crate this weekend never opening his eyes. The signs to free him to the backyard. I placed him softly... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 11, 2005

More rain and surely mud slides to follow. I won't be home to fuss about my sandbags and drains this weekend. My neighbor promises to check on the back patio that can become a bathtub if the jacuzzi overflows from too much rainfall. When the bathtub fills the top there is no emergency sump drain, it... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Jumbo squid(s) about sixteen inches long washed up in Laguna and Newport beaches. I went down to take a look at the bugeyed monsters this morning. They look like I imagine my exhusband ought to appear. Ugly. But then I love calamari sauted, fried, or pan seared. Unfortunatley they are deader than... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

South Laguna has rust colored clay soil.The ground needs amending for anything to grow well. The last couple days rainstorm pulled this red topsoil off the hillsides and into the creeks. The slick mud quickly made it's way into the surf. The Red Sea as bright as those orange prison jumpsuits. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 7, 2005

The good thing about twenty days of rain in a month the automatic sprinklers are off and won't wake me up tomorrow Saturday morning. After work tonight I will cut the last of the roses, soggy though they may be. I will also bring in some lavendar and rosemary for the fire and for a steamy bath.... Sign in to see full entry.

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