rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Spring Evening

The apple orchard, dressed in white, hums with bees. Blades of grass stir as small lizards wriggle across the lawn, birds rustle the bushes, and a single white butterfly inspects the sourgrass. Day ending, drowses, unstirred by the slow drumming of the acorn woodpecker or the occasional screech of a jay. The sky is that shade of blue into which the gaze eagerly falls and then drifts like a hawk riding thermals. The passage from day to night is now longer, the sunset shadows bending south, then fading like a slow sigh, the scented breeze gradually cooling as the sky deepens to cobalt and Venus emerges looking like a jewel displayed on velvet. The clouds having retreated to their mountaintop seats, the trees again cast moonlight shadows, but the tracery of branches and twigs is now softened by new leaves, making the patterns more subtle. The spring night is like a downy bed, and I sink into its folds and I watch the stars, and wonder if I am dreaming.

  • 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…

  • Reset Thirty-Five, Day Five

    Days seem shorter once they are over than they do when they lie ahead. When I woke up Saturday afternoon there were at least three hours o daylight…

  • 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.