It is, however, a green and portentous day, the beginning of a new month, a lovely, flower-filled one.
In the distance a cardinal sings. I can imagine it puffed up against the chill, delighting in the moisture as birds do.
The rain is making the companionable sound it does when it flows down the gutters and into the grass The yard is seeded and needs to be weeded. The rose is (mostly) trained. There are scads of to-dos on my list. But on this quiet Sunday morning, I sip my tea, make a list — and turn to words.