For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: fertile territory.
I took this photograph last summer at North Beach. I thought she looks like a stranded mermaid, thrown up on shore. I couldn’t move her, she was twice my length. The rock attachment had come too, up from our sea beds.
Happy solstice. Today marks the one year day from when I realized that I was having my fourth round of pneumonia, with hypoxia, agitation, fast twitch muscle dysfuntion and felt sick as could be. I am way better but not well. That is, I still need oxygen to play flute, to sing, to do heavy exercise and to carry anything heavy. Which is WAY better then having to wear oxygen all the time. Today I find a connection between the lungs and the brain, in quanta magazine. This video talks about a new found connection between cilia and the brain. We were taught that cilia and flagella are for locomotion, powered by tubulin. However, this shows that cilia behave like neurons and there is a connection. Since my peculiar illness seems to involve cilia dysfunction in my muscles and lungs, so that I get pneumonia, and the brain, because I am wired when it hits, this is a fascinating connection. If neurons developed from cilia, the dual illness makes a lot more sense. Hooray for quantum mechanics! We use it in medicine every single day.
Happy solstice! Here comes the sun!
This is for today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: arid. It is not arid at all here right now on the Olympic Peninsula. I am waking up to fog. Yesterday it burned off and was beautiful and sunny for the rest of the day. Rare in March! The photograph is from Fort Worden last August. (Link to Fort Worden below.)
I had an errand in Sequim yesterday. I finish quickly and the sun comes out. I head right for Dungeness Spit.
I did not hike that far, only for a couple of hours. It was really beautiful and I hit it when the tide was finishing going out and started back in. Do pay attention to the tides if you go there!
I could see Victoria from the spit.
It is so beautiful with the sun coming through the forest too.
I am thankful for a beautiful and vibrant spring day. “Spring?” you say. Yes, look. On the hike back through the woods, the leaves are out and even some new flowers. Spring starts early here!
For the Ragtag Daily Post: vibrant.
Dreaming of the Sun
whose warm rays surround her
and caress her
she orbits him
and he pours his love on her
occasionally he flares up
and that might hurt
some of the small cells
on her surface
but she sheds
they are reabsorbed
and she basks
in his warmth
she is alive
so her small children
are not overcooked
are not frozen
mars is a rival
but the seas are dead
her small children
and is clouded
all the time
full of joy
in his steady light
written January 8, 2022
Good morning and Happy New Year’s Day!
This is taken from Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: light.
Beautiful, isn’t it? But it’s not a sunset. The recent storms have taken away more beach and there are tons of new rocks and debris thrown around.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: finally.
It’s hard not to procrastinate when the sun is out here, after a week of cyclone and rain cloud rain rain cloud cloud rain rain rain.
It is going to be sunny again today.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: procrastinate.