Category Archives: Weather

Weird Place, Weird Time

A splash of sunshine on a wooden floor, a leafless tree with sparrows on its limbs, a cloud-white teasing sky that should hold more of rain for us, but winter storms are flim- sy here – so far this year … Continue reading

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Raincoats

My raincoat’s adequate. There’s nothing wrong with it, except I never want to wear the piece. I’ve had it several years too long, my mother’s is identical (the pair of us don’t like alike), and I’m too bored to use … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Errand

I see a red regatta in the rain – five-pointed leaves deposited in clots on white concrete, that leave a crimson stain: so liquidambar drops a flock of yachts. I see a sea of gulls stake claims to ground that … Continue reading

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Smoke

Prepared for atom bombs when we were 8, we ducked and covered as the school ran drills. And then the teachers tried to educate our class till we developed earthquake skills. So California kids were taught to dread a cold … Continue reading

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Pop Beads

Delightful weather summoned me outside again, though I’d acquired what I’d need for now, tonight, tomorrow. I could bide within, but sun and wafting breeze decreed that I inhale the local air and tread upon the cracked concrete. I thought … Continue reading

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Web Weather

The peach I bought was mealy. Local plums are past their prime, and golden nectarines look better than they taste. The season comes of evening chill and wafting wind that cleans the air and scours faded leaves from trees. It’s … Continue reading

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Weird Weather

We suffered record heat for half a week: the wind reversed or absent, heavy air beset with smoke, as if a weather freak arose engendered by a low somewhere, attacked, and we without AC tried fans that proved their uselessness … Continue reading

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