Sunlight and shadow

With days longer, the sun comes up earlier and makes wonderful shadows.  But it easy to miss them. Here is my cat, Foxy, enjoying the sunshine. But notice the shadow bar to the left and her silhouette against the wall:                 A pillow on the porch couch gives…

Water work ethics

Yesterday I drove past the local supermarket and the kids with the hoses were out. You know the ones. The girls with the short-shorts and the hand lettered signs. The whole class had turned out for this one–eighth graders with parent-moms in charge. They had the guys doing the initial hose down, spraying themselves and…

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This afternoon I heard a cardinal sing

I woke this morning thinking I heard quail, and that was patently impossible, because I was surrounded by dozens of parked semi-trucks beside my motel, miles and miles of freeway on the other side, and a room three stories up. But I awoke thinking I heard the quail. I had driven from my little town to…