Friday, July 11, 2008

Autumn Mandala

October is my favorite month of the year. The air is so crisp and clean, the smell of earth is yummy and reminds me of ancient and sacred things.

Today was 111 degrees. The smoke from the fires all around us turned the sun into a bright red ball in the sky for most of the day. Just walking out to check the mail almost melted me. When I went into the back to pick some plums and peaches off the trees for lunch the smoke, heat and floating ashes enveloped me. I felt like a hot dog on the grill.....all-be-it, a very plump weiner!!!

I'm longing for the first crisp, cool day, when I exchange little tank tops for a big comfy oversized sweater, my flip-flops for soft, worn sweatsocks and some nice warm tea.