Tom is one of my oldest (in friend years) friends and we share our mornings via blogs and comments. Tom in Delaware, me in New Mexico. I’m jealous of his rain and he’s jealous of my access to red and green chile I guess.
Today’s walk was the best. It’s been getting light a minute or two later every day—so out into the dark end of dawn. There has been more rain than usual (anything is more than usual—but more than that…) And there were actual smells today. Earth. Damp wood chips. Wet exotic animal dung from the Zoo. It was cool. Now there’s been enough rain so it’s greening up the landscape. What an invigorating and satisfying walk it was.
All dark and damp and silent.
Posted on July 30, 2014, in Living LIFE and tagged morning walks. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
I wish I could send you some rain. Our rainfall for the Summer is down a little, probably fewer thunderstorms because heat and humidity not as bad this year. However, wish I could send you some of ours. The picture of your walking patch was beautiful. The view of the mountains in early light is just incredible. I like to walk early as well, but it is like 7:15 when I start. I particularly enjoy just listening to the birds and talking to rabbits…yes I do…and the quiet of it all. I like my walks, quiet. New Mexico is so beautiful, enchanting actually. When I am there in September I would like to drive out of the city and just enjoy a sky full of starts. We don’t have that here, too much light, can never get away from civilization. I wonder what it would be like to just sit and contemplate under the stars for hours? But, alas, I am old, how late can I stay up? I will think of you in the morning when I walk..