Saturday, September 15, 2012
Greeting the Day, Gardenias, Coming Home
1. Henri takes me outside at the break of dawn. (Dogs walk people, after all.) The chill morning forces open my groggy eyes and I become more aware of the beautiful start to this day. The sky is streaked with pinks and I hear a rooster incessantly crowing from the woods. Why is there a rooster in the woods? This thought puzzles me for the remainder of my time outside.
2. I've run over part of my miniature Gardenia shrub with the lawnmower. Afterwards, I prune it back to shape and bring a sprig into the house. A Gardenia's scent is so strong and sweet, some may think it's sickening. But I think it smells exotic and I keep going back to smell my sprig on the windowsill.
3.It's Homecoming weekend at the high school. Friends dress up with little fuss and mostly laughter.
Posted by Leonora