Monday, June 28, 2010


Steamy. Opressive. Breath-taking. Humbling.

Sun's peaking through the thinning clouds as it sets, turning some clouds a pale pink against the gray.

Storms passed through at dinner time but heat & moisture still make it a chore to be outside. Sitting on the porch I'm surrounded by pungent scents; the moldy wood of 'Oranges & Lemons' Blanketflower and the purple Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) which reminds me of Easter Hyacinth's though not as strong. Even the sour scent of salty sea water is in the air right now! (Good Lord, try and say that 10 times fast, lol!)

Just a few moments out here is all I wanted. Doc told me not to be out in this weather before I left the office today. (It was iv treatment day). The din from 62 plus air conditioners running at the same time doesn't make it hard to head back inside to cool off and rest.

What's missing here? Crickets. No crickets chirping here yet but they're around us, down on the beach and just inland of us. Odd.

And now as I bid Nature's oven good evening, the Lightning Bugs are starting to take their flights for the night, coming up, blinking, from the grass, bushes and flowers. A sight that never ceases to make me stop & stare in awe.


Lisa said...

Isn't it funny that lightning bugs can still give you the same thrill it did when you were a kid? I love them!

Jo said...

I love them too Lisa! :-)