Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Evening Gulf report

photo by asha

They are gone. At the moment they are somewhere in the air returning to Oregon and the very lonely rest of them... sister, Dad, brother, the dingbat dogs, aunts, uncles, cousins, Ms. Willy Nelson the capital "c" Cat, the good grandma and grandpa, friends and a world that needs them and has missed them the five weeks they were here with us on Alligator Creek. The house feels empty, the Gulf feels empty but there is a good breeze here on the screen porch, enough to set wind chimes rustling and Frida's pineapple palm tree whispering. On Thursday we will begin our trans-America trek back to Oregon to await, with everyone else, the arrival of Leo and Frank's new brother or sister but not tonight.

photo by asha


6 comments:

Roy said...

Five weeks? That is a good visit--but I bet it now seems eerily quiet around there.

asha said...

Yes. Five weeks. K. is an ASL interpreter for PCC so she gets summers off.

Eerily.....

Roy said...

Go take some sideways pictures!

asha said...

Yes. I think it's good to baffle our expectationsn now and the. Until the brain figures it out, it's a chance to see things from a different perspective. This particular photo, lovely as it may be, I like so much better sideways and really, "sideways" by whose perspective? If a squirrel was lying on her back in the grass, this might be right side up!

Roy said...

There's a reason why Isaac Newton had his epiphomatic moment while lying on his back watching an apple "fall" to the ground.

asha said...

Exactly! ;)