Sunday gratitude, with sun in late October

I’m thankful for this amazing day!

When I woke up this morning, it was gray, socked in and raining. I thought, “Fall fell.” But then fall got up again. The rain stopped. A stiff wind cleared the clouds, and we had blue sky, warm sun on the yellow leaves. The blazing on the trees and on the ground. An autumn cantata.

My sister was going to take some author photos for me, and any outside shots were looking dicey. I tried to think of indoor locations. I walked up to Volunteer Park to look for cedars (it would still be outside, but nearby and quick). Then the weather pulled through. I’m thankful for this gorgeous day and time with my sister, our long walk through Carkeek Park, past the orchard and out to the sound, which was dark and whipped up and crashing, and people were kite boarding, catching air. What a show!

I’m thankful for a phone call from my son earlier in the week, letting me know that he’d arrived at his destination.

I’m thankful for our poetry-writing group and the whole poetry community. So good to see so many poets in one room at the Floating Bridge Press Review launch and to hear so many different poems.

I continue to be thankful for support from my family and friends.

I’m thankful for “Moss Beach,” by Jennifer K. Sweeney.

I’m thankful for time to write poems.

I’m thankful for reaching 46,000 words in the novel.

I’m thankful for small things, like dew on the sage leaves.

sage leaves

I’m thankful for so many things, I’m probably forgetting a bunch of them.

Open the door. Open my heart.