August small stones noticing
31 July 2014
Storm clouds weighted gray on the southern horizon, a vapor mountain of collected rain. The sun still shines in contrast, highlights the stillness in the leaves. Purple black grackles swarm the feeder, scatter black oil sunflower seeds.
1 August 14
Dandelion fluff, a tiny Sputnik drifts by. Crickets chirp in the grass. A squirrel with a horse chestnut in its mouth rushes past a yellow pesticide sign that warns: “do not to step on the grass for 24 hours.”
2 Aug 14
Sunlight reflected on sycamore leaves that flutter in front of the bleached sky. The robin languid in her nest, one nestling tucked against her ruddy breast.
Sky a watercolored wash of lavender, blue gray, and blush pink, a strawberry sorbet this evening.
3 Aug 14
Rain has dragged the clouds to the ground, fog-like they sag in the open spaces, a gray haze between the trees and the houses.