There’ll be fireworks tonight but yesterday water lilies in Sacramento were bursting with color and people taking family photos with lilies in the background.
(Last Sunday: The police find the teens. Chartan promises Gina that he will turn down Minerva’s job offer.) “Talk to Thor,” said Minerva pushing back from the desk usually occupied by Sloan. Chartan, per custom, sat in front of the desk. Minerva stood up as Thor, only slightly taller than the widow, squeezedContinue reading “The Adventures of Chartan: Just Say No”
The rock purslane is a succulent that thrives along the Central Coast. The flower looks like a purple light bulb from a distance. This one is in or backyard.
(Last Sunday: In a letter from Brazil to Chartan, the retired combat vet admits he lacks the courage to leave the war in the Ukraine. Chartan writes back asking his friend to return home.) The day after Chartan mailed his letter to Brazil, a detective notified him that the missing teens were foundContinue reading “The Adventures of Chartan: Crossing off the List”
The shattered old man has had it with wildfires, Covid and the Afghanistan follies. When first light pierces his eyes, he cocks his gun and squeezes the tigger From the cheap seats where he’s been watching a prima ballerina land en pointe. There’s applause but he can’t tell if it’s in front or behind theContinue reading “Poetry: The Shattered Old Man”
When I want to watch brown pelicans fly, I go to the base of the Carmel River where these birds gather daily before gliding over the ocean for food. I took these photos yesterday.
I’ve never seen a squirrel on beach sand, but they do sit on the rocks that overlook the beach.
I started this Monday off by picking up my camera that I had forgotten to turn off. Click! Took this shot by accident.
(Last Sunday: Chartan struggles with how to get his life in balance when he gets a letter from Brazil who is fighting in the Ukraine.) Chartan took the envelope carefully from Gina, as if it were fragile glass. He stared at the line of stamps along the top of the letter. “Aren’t youContinue reading “The Adventures of Chartan: Letters”