It's been quiet today - there was a brilliant blue sky and the air held a crispness that reminded me of the way the East Coast smells in the Fall - just not quite as tangy. Fall is one of the times that I miss the East and it is is the Fall that I feel, almost, a bit home sick for the Eastern shores. When I moved here to the West Coast many years ago I was struck the most by the differences in smells. The Atlantic and the Pacific smell altogether differently. The Atlantic has a sharp tang that hints of the European settlers that settled along it's shores - and at the robustness of the Native Americans who made the Eastern shores their home long before the "New World" was a twinkle in any European adventurer's eye. The Pacific, by contrast, seems softer to me. The smells are not biting, the sea bird's calls seem less strident & the air feels more salubrious. I am a child of both coasts now I suppose; one of my birth and one of my adulthood.
I did not accomplish much today - that's because I slept in until 'Chance' told me that I better get up and sling some cat food his way - or was it that he wanted to get out the door and into the sparkling air?! Of course today I felt great - just before I return to work tomorrow. My bones are telling me that tomorrow there may be rain and the weather prognosticator's confirmed that presage. By week's end, they say, summer will have returned along with more summer like temperatures.
I had to post down here today - rather at the top of the page - because I am getting used to some of the wonderful new updates that Google & Blogspot have introduced. They are always offering new improvements - great job ! More 'real' news of fabrics, yarns, books and art soon! Have a great Wednesday!