Archive | July, 2013

Almost August

Oregon is awash in Blueberries this year……………. 7/29/13 Woof, the summer whooshes down like an express bus. Time is a mystery here, passing as it does to the rhythm of the kitchen, mixers whine softly under their exertions, steam curls as mist above caldrons of soup, the pace ebbs and flows with the tapping of […]

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Silence………………

7/22/13 Framed by my living room window, against a clear blue sky, the tennis ball lofts towards the whirling dogs. It’s a silent tableau, television without sound, a world swathed in cotton. Mama’s more than just a little hard of hearing and now, the Dexter Dog’s become pretty much deaf. It’s quiet behind the window […]

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Bobby McGee

7/15/13 Janis Joplin is singing “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy” ……. through the Pandora music box in the kitchen, her voice an aching heart that drifts out into the back lot and down the street…….. Down the way, Billie’s on the prime milking corner of Freddie’s and something, leisurely bedecked in lawn chair, dressed […]

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Cherries

7/8/13 This time of season the abundance of fresh fruit explodes forth like candy from a piñata. It simply rains down luscious, thumb-sized raspberries, plump, dark cherries, peaches the size of soft balls, and cold, sweet melons, We forget, except for the occasional put up jar of peaches or cherries, how truly amazing it is […]

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