Winter Solstice is just around the bend. Christmas decorations and songs are in all shops here. But it doesn’t look much like winter. It has been raining (making up for the 3 years of drought in CA) and it’s much colder now but according to German standards, this could well be Autumn. I keep waiting for it to get worse. In many ways though, CA is much less built for the cold.
We went to see the Glass Pumpkin show in Palo Alto and walked around after dinner at Oren’s Hummus on Friday, and to Sunday Assembly (http://sundayassemblysiliconvalley.org/) yesterday which I had heard of from James Doty after the lecture at Stanford. I practiced driving after more than a month.
22nd September 2011 This morning on the radio, I heard a weather report unlike any other. The lady was shouting in German with even some ‘bad words’ which I could recognise about the summer which had more than its share of rain and how horrible it was that the bad weather was continuing into Autumn. … [Read more…]
Flaming leaves leave the light grip of their branches and swirl
Round and round
On this misty night Trees are backlit mystically She cannot welcome Winter with any warmth Yet, when you are near The biting wind is forgiven The heaviness of her coat doesn’t matter There is a warm fire in her heart It glows Beauty finds its way into her life More emotion than she ere allowed … [Read more…]
Green sprinkles in brown eyes This creature I meet is soft It is a child, gentle, shy Yet eager I found you, little creature, And you seem to like me Are you lost? Or Can I keep you? Pink Powder falls on us From an autumn cloud. A binding substance. Some fragrance from the moon. … [Read more…]
However dim the light, The leaves glow bright In the Autumn Garden Almost as if they had a light of their own The grass stays green In the Autumn Garden So green like paddy Pleasing and calm, sparkling Golden yellow, orange And flame-red leaves Light up like fire in the morning sun The wind holds … [Read more…]