Saturday, November 22, 2008

rain on the verandah

It is snowing on the 50k loop, and it is raining here! It is just a storm band and won't last, but there is the thrill of bright flashes of lightening, the birds are screeching, it smells delicious and the wind has come up all cool and fresh.

Big dog has retreated to the safety of a small room, leaving little dog puzzled. Summer is so lovely, and storm season is the best part. The oppressive buildup, the towering clouds, the crack and break of the storm.

The ride this morning was warm liquid air on your arms. Deep breaths that filled your lungs with rich soft smells. The sudden drench of sweat when you stopped pedaling and the breeze disappeared. Hair in twisting tendrils stuck to your neck. Summer. My season.

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