My old friend Vernon on Anegada told me that in Bermuda, where he came from, they called these cirrus clouds Mare’s Tails. Although with his Bermudian English, still hanging on after more than 80 years, it took me a while to figure out what he was saying — the way he pronounced it sounded like “Marstels”. I seem to recall him telling me that they were a portent of a change in the weather. These are a beautiful example in the unique and magical blue of a New Mexico sky.


Ojo Caliente, New Mexico.

Quote of the day: “I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.”  —  Lauren Bacall

Daily gratitudes:
That my voice sounds like Lauren Bacall when I get a cold
The ambulance drivers singing “Happy Birthday” to some unseen party over their loudspeaker
Hot air balloons in the morning
Pumpkin flowers
Old movies when I’m exhausted