We’re supposed to get some rain today. I sure hope so. I had to water our poor stressed maple tree again last night.

One thing about our cats. As guilty as I may feel about not spending "quality time" with them, they never give up on me. They always give me another chance… I hope I can do the same.

I went out at dusk with a couple of our cats. The afternoon’s light rain and warmth filled the air with autumn musk. A smell just past ripe – full, complete, contemplative – unfolded, intricate, lingering.