THIS morning in MY hood

June 27, 2009 at 12:12 pm 4 comments


The sun is up and is trying its best to make its presence felt through the bamboo blinds that cover the den window. The leaves of green are touched with silver as they reflect the kiss of light back to the sky.

The only sounds are those of the song birds, a mourning dove calls to a mate, a cardinal wakes the squirrels from their nest. A robin preens and splashes in the fountain, changing for just a moment the music of the water as it cascades to meet the waiting goldfish skimming the top of the pond for left over may flies.

A dragon fly hovers waiting – for what- I am not sure. I breakfast on the blackberries , juicy and sweet – A black bird noisly objects as he waits his turn at succulence.

A gentle breeze stirs the willow fronds into life…somewhere east of us a siren is heard breaking the sounds of peace- the sound lessens and finally is no more- and birdsong and the splash of water once again take center stage in my hood.

Entry filed under: Brit take, Charleston Village, city of lorain.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. joe smith  |  June 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    a little oasis. very nice.

  • 2. Loraine Ritchey  |  June 27, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I like to think of Lorain as an oasis with just patches of “desert of desolation” I drove along Lake Road this morning both directions– the sail boats– the ice blue lake and sky …. the parks…. the people ….the lake it was picture perfect…… the people at the festival all the bright colors mingling on the green as I went over the bridge…….yes I know we have issues but we also have the other side of the coin too 🙂

  • 3. joe smith  |  June 27, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    very well said!!!
    thanks again Loraine

  • 4. The Tornado Revisited « That Woman’s Weblog  |  June 28, 2009 at 11:31 am

    […] Tornado’s 84th Anniversary. This morning as I wake up and drink my coffee at the keyboards-once again hearing the sounds of “my hood”- I know that the reason my lot size is smaller than most here at 33 foot instead of 66 was that the […]

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