For most of the year cosmos flowers attracted bees and butterflies, but those days are gone with chilling nights, a low November sun and strong winds blowing more frequently off the Pacific Ocean. The cosmos stems get long and leggy in the search for sunlight. Winter will be soon. Life goes on with the electionContinue reading “Cosmos in the Wind”
A leaf flutters from a tall tree, Free for ten blinks of an eye. He doesn’t see it rest gently At his feet, Having lost interest To the consumption of time He’ll never get back In a forest he never Wanted to be in. Such is the fool’s way.
In the animal world instinct usually dictates the transition of power. In the photos one scrub jay has a seed, puts it in the mouth of a counterpart, then withdraws it. Seems unfair, or at least mean. (I think the power jay here is teaching the other about eating.)But take our presidential election where theContinue reading “The Transition of Power”
Forget the pandemic and the crazy never ending election, life goes on, including hosing down the infield before a late afternoon baseball game yesterday in Sacramento.
Election drama here. Time for a photo of a honey bee…and another cup of coffee.
At a rally this week Trump whipped his supporters into a frenzy of shouts–Fire Fauci! It sounded like Sieg Heil to me. Chilling. So many people have let themselves be led by one lie after another from Trump. Even if Biden wins, I am disheartened by the hatred and ignorance in our country and abroad.
I remember the full moon on Halloween, 1955. I was a pirate riding in the back of a neighbor’s car along with some of my classmates. I looked out the back window and there it was, big and bright, high in a dark sky. Fast forward 65 years to Halloween 2020–I’m an old man withContinue reading “Halloween Moon”
Here is a cactus that I’ve had for 50 years. It is short and squatty as seen from overhead. And for the first time it has blooms. This is the year of firsts. The presidential contenders had dueling TV “shows” last night. I’m one of the 17 million who has already voted(the county elections boardContinue reading “2020 Perspectives”