September 25th, 2011

caillebotte_man at his window


The air smelled of rain long before dawn. I'd left the windows open to let the house cool, then fell into a nap. I woke an hour later to the scent of wet pavement. Going outside, I found only a slight mist, but it had dampened the ground. It was not long before I heard water dripping from the leaves of the oak tree. I went back to sleep as a slow drizzle began to fall.

Waking just after noon, I looked out to see the street shiny and the bushes bejeweled with drops of water. Drizzle and mist alternated all the gray afternoon, until the clouds began to break up as evening approached. Now their remnants are catching the last light and glowing lavender and red. Though tomorrow will be warm and sunny, it finally feels like autumn.

And in the store, near the peaches and plums and nectarines, I saw pomegranates. Pomegranates! October is almost here.

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