|Sunflowers are late due to cool summer|
|My baskets are usually full, but barely bloomed in the fog|
|The dredge barge fills the boat basin and crowds the boats to side tie|
Our harbor was devastated in spring storms but fall sees an ongoing rebuilding project as barges full of stinking silt are dredges up and carted away. The fall renews the harbor and the school year and the pantry shelves. Soon crab boats will have docks again, jam will fill the cupboards and schools will be filled. Life in the come-back town will be renewed once again. September is my New Years birth.
|dredging away the 3-11-11 tsunami's deposit|
|three sisters in the harbor|
|Battery Point lighthouse|
|sea lion napping away from the crowd|
|walnut tree producing blackberries|
|future pie or jam|
|apples on atee that fell 5 years ago, and redwood stump|
|Me loving rare sunshiny day|
|red bean mooncakes|
|Loved these and went 22 years without!|
Celebrated on the 15th of the 8th lunar month, you might see Chang Er dancing on the moon where she has lived ever since she flew there. The moon Festival is a romantic time to remember that you can be together emotionally with those you love if you can both see the moon from where ever you are.
|9-11 in the CC Harbor|
|Fallen apple tree by redwoods in my yard|
I will teach, I will be exhausted and overwhelmed by bills and debt and work and the demands of life, but I will look at the jars of jam, and remember that some gifts come to balance the work, some things are free and all you have to do is open your hands to receive them.