rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Sweating it out

It isn't unusual for October to be warm here, but 93 degrees? I've had to turn the air conditioner on. Looks as though autumn is trying to make up for summer's comparative mildness. I hope that this does not presage one of those dry winters. I like mild winters, but a dry winter is very bad here. It usually leads to a very bad fire season the next summer. The fires we've had for the last two summers were bad enough. I know that, sooner or later, this place is likely to go the way of the Oakland hills, but I'd rather that it happen after I leave. Even now, the pines along the last ridge on the eastern edge of town have so many brown needles that, in the sunset, they flush like a wall of burnished copper. It is a beautiful sight, but one that is very disturbing to anyone who understands the potential for disaster which lies in dried-out conifers.

  • Reset Thirty-Five, Day Eight

    I didn't feel like writing anything Tuesday evening, so I went to sleep, though I don't remember if it was before or after midnight, and then woke up…

  • Reset Thirty-Five, Day Seven

    It took quite a while to get to sleep Monday morning, but it was still overcast, so the light leaking around and through the blinds wasn't too bad.…

  • Reset Thirty-Five, Day Six

    The rain was long delayed Sunday, clouds forming only gradually in the afternoon sky, and the first drops falling as dusk arrived. It has been mostly…

  • 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.