Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Monday, August 11, 2014

the eleventh

a dirt road + a pick up truck = happy me
After supper last night, just as the sun was setting,
Batman took me on a little joy ride down to the other side of the ridge.
We pulled over to watch the "sturgeon" moon rise.
A bunch of our neighbors had the same idea,
 so it turned out to be a bit of a moon party.
We had to wait while it found its way out of the haze
(caused by smoke from the wild fires in the Pacific NW)!
But there she was, in all of her August glory,
spellbinding and magical.
Sometime in the middle of the night we were awakened 
by the coyotes, howling.

And right now, as I type this on the front porch,
neighbors rush to get the last of the hay safely into their barns
before the rain begins.
The cricket song, the hum of the balers, the noise of the evening birds...
Can you hear it? 
There is abundance and urgency in the air...
a dichotomy that goes back to the beginning of time.

Sleep sweet, friends.


  1. We have no coyotes buthere is also la moisson going on. That moon picture is GREAT. Enjoy your day!!!!!

  2. Wonderful! Love that photo of you on the pickup. :)

  3. I purely love knowing that as this amazing August full moon rose over our new pole barn it was beginning its ascent over your beloved land. And that her reflection shined in our multitude of hearts uniting us all.