Monday, October 11, 2010


Dear Mother Nature,
How are you?  I hope all is well.  I write to tell you that last winter was excellent.  I greatly enjoyed the bountiful snowfall and truly hope for more this coming winter.  Spring, my favorite season, was great, too; all three days of it.  Summer in D.C. has been another story.  We are grateful for our good days but mostly summer has been a series of ups and downs.   An early season drought, eventually corrected by torrential down pouring storms, followed by yet another drought, then topped off with a drenching tropical storm, all the while intermingled with record days exceeding 90 and 100F in temperature.
Today is October 11th and I imagine myself running your wooded trails, in crisp, cool air, scanning the earth for leaf camouflaged roots and rocks, as I tip toe over acorns under kaleidoscopic foliage and brilliant, azure skies.  However, today the temperature climbed high into the 80s, conjoined with humidity.  Nary a colored leaf hangs from branches and I am curious, have you forgotten the time?   Are you still going forward with this whole fall thing?  If not, I beg you reconsider.
Waiting for fall,


  1. neal, you make me laugh!! love, joan

  2. Getting some 20 degree nights in TN recently. What the...?
    Last summer blew goats in public to support its crack habit!