Something waiting to happen

Another hot day. I actually love the hot weather, but there is something eerie about such heat so many days in a row. And tonight it’s so still and quiet, I can’t help thinking of all the apocalyptic movies I grew up with in the 70’s. At dinner, as I ate a small and disfigured tomato from my garden, I thought of the movie “Soylent Green” and Charlton Heston eating the tiny, precious apple, some of the last fruit left on the overpopulated planet.

Fortunately, I wasn’t thinking this way as I was working in my studio otherwise the bags I made today may have been a bit darker.

It was hot, but there was a breeze for most of the morning and my work came easy. Freida moved from her crate to her spot in front of the wood stove and back to her crate looking for the coolest place. The sheep behind my studio grazed in the morning and spent the afternoon with their heads down in the shade. The heat doesn’t seem to bother the cats. They still sleep under my car and circle and meow for food whenever any one walks by.

But now it’s still,humid,overcast and hazy. Every once in a while there’s the smell of something dead, I keep telling myself it’s just the manure on the field across the road, but there’s a yellow tint in the air that feels like something waiting to happen.

5 thoughts on “Something waiting to happen

  1. Maria, for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to order a potholder for my sister, who has been following Jon for years and years and you since you became a part of his writings and photography. I wanted to be a part of your Creative Union celebration and purchase a potholder and maybe some notecards.

    Please advise. And many, many congratulations to both of you,
    Linda R. Gibson
    Selah, WA

  2. Wow! Congratulations on your marriage and a tremendous Cretive Union Show…..I had met you at a book signing w/Jon a few years ago, at a reading at the Saratoga Library…..it was good to have another chance to briefly speak with you… What a great Creative Union Show ….are you thinking about doing another one soon……….my friend from North Carolina was amazed that Jon was signing the note cards individually – she was thrilled to meet you both………..hope the show was all you wanted it to be. It was enjoyable for us. Regards. LoAnn

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