rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


It turned out to be warmer than expected today, though not quite balmy. I still was able to keep the windows open for three hours. Lovely cirrus clouds began forming about noon, and by three o'clock they had thickened enough that the sun cast only fuzzy shadows. That's when the air began to chill, so I closed the windows and went out to rake the walnut leaves from the back lawn. My reward was three more walnuts.

If I ever get around to raking beyond the jasmine hedge, I might find a few more. That probably won't be soon, though, as there is rain predicted tomorrow. Besides, one of my yard waste wheelie bins is now full, and the yard beyond the jasmine has enough leaves to stuff at least three more bins. I might just let them rot all winter, as I did last year, then clean up whatever hasn't degraded into mulch or compost come spring.

The clouds brought a lurid sunset, with one of those glowing red-orange skies that makes me think a volcano might have exploded somewhere. It also made me crave persimmons, which are not yet available. Something to look forward to, though, as winter approaches and the nights grow colder: sweet, fragrant, mushy fruit that puts a sweater on your tongue. They go well with walnuts, too.

  • Reset Nineteen, Day Twenty-Two

    Wasn't feeling well enough to do anything Wednesday, so I didn't. Microwaved a ramen bowl for dinner. Going to sleep now. Looking forward to it being…

  • Reset Nineteen, Day Twenty-One

    Tuesday brought an afternoon surprise. The sky clouded up and for an hour or so there were occasional fat drops of rain falling. The drops dried soon…

  • Reset Nineteen, Day Twenty

    The little mini-flies who had been growing less numerous for a few days returned in force Monday, tickling me and drowning themselves in my…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.