Thursday, September 13, 2007

It's Delightful in Delaware (Ohio)

A friend who lives in the state of Washington e-mailed us yesterday, asking if Ohio's humidity was still sapping our strength.

The answer is a resounding "NO"! For the last two days we have been enjoying fall-like weather here in central Ohio and it's wonderful. The sky is a deep azure, the clouds are pristine white cotton balls and looking towards the horizon you can see for miles. This is Ohio at its best.

We're not going to have a pretty fall this year. The drought has sapped the trees of their strength and many have lost/are losing their leaves without the color change. But the crisp morning air scented with the tang of wood smoke from distant campers invigorates us and brings a smile of contentment to our faces.

It's now totally dark when I arise--there are no security lights here to "protect" us in the park, just peaceful isolation. Looking out the large rear window I can see a zillion stars and I wish I could recognize more constellations than the Big and Little Dippers and Orion. The velvet night wraps itself around me as I feed the cat and turn on the computer, stumbling a bit in the dark. It's my favorite time of the day.

The sweep hand of our internal clock is slowing down. Instead of jumping into the truck at 8AM to start our grass-cutting/garden work to beat the heat, Denny and I gaze out the windows, watching the early morning sun strike a huge, round spider web laden with dew. The fat spider sits in the middle of the bullseye waiting for its prey, unaware that we see it as an artist instead of a predator. We watch in hope that one of the many deer in the park will wander into our campsite, hunting with our eyes instead of weapons. We're back in our lifestyle, and it feels oh-so-good.

1 comment:

Coll said...

Oh Linda.. this sounds heavenly. I am so happy for you. Enjoy.

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