Tag Archives: spring

The wrongs of spring.

It’s a jungle out there. We know the rites of spring as rebirth and Disney-esque time-lapse photos of flowers blooming and birdsong and tall grass in meadows, but truthfully, there is a violence to this season AND DON’T LOOK AT … Continue reading

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My coop runneth over.

There are no April showers in Southern California, so back in the years B.C.  (Before Chickens) I gave hardly a notice to the passage from “winter” (a euphemism where I live) to spring. But then life went to the birds, … Continue reading

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After the bunny.

Spring is awash in amazements. First, there is the light. For those of us who get up with the chickens, that glimmer of pre-dawn light is almost holy.  I step outside and find that the earliest morning sound I’ve only … Continue reading

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I Pink Winter Might Be Over.

It’s happening. There was still the palest hint of light in the sky at quarter past six yesterday evening. Of course, we face about as far to the west as you can here, given that the Pacific ocean actually lies … Continue reading

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Birds of a feather.

Just when I was thinking that I might not have the best husband in the world. (Background: he is balking at recovering some twenty-year-old furniture. Some chairs that are tattered to ribbons. Shredded from age and shedding their nether parts every … Continue reading

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May Gray; Feeling those Jacaranda Blues.

Every year I come up with a new scheme to decamp from Southern California during the season we affectionately call June Gloom. The bowl of the sky turns over and spills over us with layers and layers of pearlish, milky … Continue reading

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10 Things I’m Pinking About

Fifty-one weeks of the year I am all about basic black. But there is something about the first week of May: everything is fresh and new and zinging with spring! The world is blooming pink – pink roses in our … Continue reading

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