Archive for Weather
Fall signals physical and mental preparation for the hibernation period ahead. But it can also awaken the desire to explore what’s happening around us ~ as the holidays begin and our surroundings get more festive, Mother Nature morphs before our eyes, and the galaxy above softens with a smoky haze.
Lose yourself in the awe just enough to be present in the moment, seeing the luminous hues on the leaves and hearing the scattering of fallen ones; smelling the burning away of summer days and rejoicing in the coming wonders of winter.
Don’t let the subtle magic of the seasons escape you. Hit a pumpkin patch, corn maze or haunted house. Steal one last outdoor meal or browse an outdoor mall, partake in a seasonal activity for the whole family or find a cozy café where you can watch the weather roll on by.
‘Tis the season where the darkness is a welcome friend and upon which the colors of fall burst before our eyes.
Happy Autumn, Everyone!
Wind is whipping around the building like whirlpools of air and tree limbs are knocking against my windows with determination. The sky above us is crystal clear, and although it is nearly 70 degrees outside, my skin is cool to the touch. Sometimes the weather reminds me of a certain season, and then I realize we are actually residing at the opposite end of the year. This time, however, it feels like fall… and it really is.
I don’t always mind the wind, but when it moves as fast as a speeding car, it certainly makes me thankful for my shelter.
And speaking of gratitude, here are just a few ways to give back locally ~
Loaves & Fishes http://www.sacloaves.org
Ronald McDonald House http://www.rmhcnc.org
Crisis Nursery http://www.kidshome.org/what-we-do/CrisisNursery.php
If you can’t offer time, money or resources, at least be compassionate toward animals, kind to your fellow man, and creative about ways in which we can possibly ease future suffering.
(Hm. All this – just because of the darned wind?!)
Retro boutique Bows & Arrows has moved (or at least opened another location) across from Safeway on 19th St.
Bar-by-day, club-by-night Shenanigans is neat, clean and safe to patron again!
May flowers bring June thunderstorms to the valley, so keep your umbrellas or hoodies close at hand.
The 3rd summer-monthly Sacramento Urban Collector Faire will be taking place July 16th in Uptown, 1409 Del Paso Blvd, 9am-3pm.
What’s going on in your corner of the world?
Magical May is coming to a close. It started off soft, sunny and warm and is ending with whirlpools of dark clouds and spirals of wind in the sky. Yesterday we paid our respects to the veterans who served our country; Today, we are attempting to get back to business as usual. But currently, nothing really feels usual. So I struggle to meet my deadlines as I attempt to also stay in touch with reality… It just doesn’t feel there, like the matrix of our existence has vanished. I check my resources for evidence of a global or personal shift, but find no explanation for my strange sense of detachment, and then I lose my internet connection. I peer out from my body to find both my husband and cat eerily quiet, and wonder if anyone is actually home in our house today. Some days are just so strange they make you feel more like Jim Morrison than yourself.
The distance between this feeling, or memory, and me may seem far ~ because it is difficult to quantify ~ and yet the familiarity brings it closer to home, and touches my heart the same way the wispy clouds are caressing the blue October sky above.
The gorgeous dark clouds above are broken up just enough that the streets are dry, and the air warm enough to make this balmy spring storm intriguing. I’m getting impressions of ancient times on this land as I look out the 2nd story window with the bird’s eye view.
The trees are thankful for the recent rains and the people on foot are grateful for the reprieve. This in-between space is mesmerizing – There is work to be done, and yet… nature calls in curious ways.
Some clouds have appeared in the April sky, and along with them a very large layer of wispy ones. To the east, threats of a brief spring thundershower seem to loom, hovering over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It’s still refreshing – like spring should be – with the blue sky backdrop just softer and more varied in hue than usual.
The tip tops of the trees are swaying in slow motion as if dancing to some slow, rhythmic sounds no one else hears. A pea-sized plane flies high and above, tunneling through the low tufts of clouds. From a downtown office building window an emerald green dragonfly rests on a wire at eye level…
It’s not exactly a typical April day, and it’s not so unnecessarily unusual either. It is somewhere in the space between ~ a place where a day like this could disappear as if it never existed.
But if you walk the gently-humming streets and look up at the dynamic, contrasting sky or stop long enough to immerse in the feeling of this day… you might notice the splendor in an average everyday day that most tend to miss.