Wednesday, July 11, 2007

July Rain

It's a surprise and a relief to feel the mist from July clouds. It vanishes as it touches the skin, nature's way of teasing California's crisp hillsides. The clouds will pull back to hover over the ocean soon, but for the moment they play with the sun and their shadows scud over the garden. Confusion for the tomatoes and zinnias--ripen? Flower?