rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Blanketed by Clouds

The first truly cold day of autumn always surprises me. (Cold for California, I ought to say; it was in the low 50s.) I know it's coming, and even look forward to it, but when I open my window shade and feel the chill from the glass, I'm always taken aback. If, as was the case today, the sky is entirely covered in mottled grey clouds such as those that hung over the streets of Paris a hundred years ago, when Pissarro was painting them, then my surprise is accompanied by delight. The first cold, grey day of autumn is invigorating. The muted colors of late flowers and turning leaves are subtle in the pale light, and the brighter spot that moves across the sky, marking the location of the sun, is a silvery suggestion of pent up rain. A perfect day for listening to my footsteps crunching on the grey pavements.

  • Reset Forty, Day Forty-Three

    My computer (or whoever uses it to spy on me) doesn't know where I am, so the weather report that Microsoft sends me might be from anywhere within a…

  • Reset Forty, Day Forty-Two

    A spam phone call sufficiently damaged my sleep Thursday a morning that I was forced to rise far too early. This led to an early evening collapse,…

  • Reset Forty, Day Forty-One

    I got quite a bit of sleep Wednesday, with not too many interruptions, but then didn't get up until around two o'clock in the afternoon. I didn't get…

  • 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.