And Next

I’m settling down after a day  of “and next,” end-of-year details,  the requirements of all lines filled and signatures on the dotted lines,  the uploads and figures, the necessary  accounting.  And I am so thankful  for the kindness of each soul who shared  my day, those who said,”Good morning,”  made me laugh, helped in someContinue reading “And Next”

Fallow Nights

I know the wind is coming today — a prediction our weathermen inevitably get right even when they too often ready us for a rain that disappoints, but the wind, we West Texans know, will come.  This day will bring a northern gust, a cool turning to a colder rush, a reminder that winter stillContinue reading “Fallow Nights”

Twilight Blossoming

Periwinkle blooms were a welcome surprise on my morning walk; this shade between a deep iris  and cornflower blue Is so calming,  like twilight blossoming.  I’d like a scarf made from these petals,  a silken-coolness against my skin, the softening hue of evening draped  over my shoulders as I watch the moon’s first shower ofContinue reading “Twilight Blossoming”