Tuesday, November 03, 2020


My friend took this picture of me on the Ledges trail at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Halloween. It was a gorgeous day after lots and lots of rainy and overcast days, and a weekend, so lots of people were outside hiking (including dogs and babies and children and people who enthusiastically shared my friend's alma mater).
Between a rock and a rock, a gap that small children can get through. I hope we make safe passage through this, have no idea what is on the other side. I know my friends have voted, and it's only you who read this, so thank you to my fellow citizens for exercising our right/responsibility—and thanks in advance for continuing to work towards always improving this place every day.
Then we can protect places like this, and share them, like these two on the rocks at the overlook point.
Otherwise it's not so fun to fall down from the summit. It was a rockier path than I expected but a challenge is not a bad thing.
Arriving is always a celebration, and there was a Halloween photo shoot at the most lovely vista, which attracted the most people.
These have been pushed WAY to the back of my head as I try to keep balanced. I might be able to try and make a bit more new art tonight but that is because I don't have a TV, will not turn on the radio, and can always unplug my wifi.
To physically exhaust myself in hopes of being able to sleep tonight, I did almost three hours of yardwork, peeling off layers quickly until I had only one shirt on. One rake, one reel mower, one body. A white larkspur bloomed in this cool weather, and I was grateful to say hello. Therese sent an incredible package of dried herbs from her garden and concoctions in glass bottles to keep me held. After well over a year (or more?), I finally dug out some old primer to spot paint the ceiling in the second bedroom where a rusty nail in the roof had come loose and caused discoloration and blobbing. Suddenly it's time to do all the things I've been putting off, no matter how insignificant.

1 comment:

Velma Bolyard said...

that IS a big pile! love those big rocks, too. looks so much like places i was taken as a child.