Monday, June 18, 2012
Hot Summer Winds
Summer on the Delta and the winds are constant as they stir up dust from the vacant fields that are waiting for their seasonal crop to be planted. It has been unusually warm the last few days, but today's temps settled into the reasonable 80's and outside work was back to being almost pleasant. Other than the daily winds that sweep off the Sacramento River, life in Calif. has no resemblance to my time in Nevada and the longer I am away from the high desert, the more I find myself settling into a comfortable routine and enjoying the vast amount of farmland that surrounds us. The color green permeates throughout the area as cherry trees and corn stalks rejoice at the chance to spread their leaves and bare their abundant crops. There is activity everywhere as workers tend the fields and prepare for the harvest. Flowers bloom in a showcase of colors and I find a trip to the nursery as delightful as a trip to the local ice cream parlor. I do miss the birds though and the abundance of activity and song in the air as flocks of geese and meadow larks would go about their daily routine among the reeds and canals of the wetlands right outside my parents door. As I am writing this, I do hear a chirping melody in the not so far distance and as the sun goes down over the fields, the golden light at end of day washes over the walnut trees outside my bedroom window. Life has returned to my doorstep and I am content.