This is our last chance to take walks. This is our chance to crush leaves underfoot.
I love watching everything in the garden die. It's cathartic.
It's not abandoning us...
it's not suffering...
My favorite painting instructor, Laura Ross Paul, always said to squint your eyes when looking at the subject of your painting, and blur the rods and cones in the retina of your eyes so that you can see the shadows and highlights.
This is the best time of year to blur your rods and cones.
This is the spiders' last chance to catch any kind of food.
The squirrels are running around with bulging cheeks. I've got a fussy baby tied around my middle who's about to crash hard any minute now... I'm walking to Safeway where I'm going to cave in and buy Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls in a can.