It stopped raining this afternoon and I went on the back porch to put the marigolds in the shade of a table. The sun was searing hot, so hot on the back of my neck it felt like I had been branded and I wasn’t outside more than two minutes. Scorching.

But it has clouded up again this evening, and I just looked outside the living room window to see a most remarkable cloud. It was an owl flying in my direction. The horn-like ears, in the middle of a V, two huge circles of blank cloud space circled by thin clouds with two cloud dots right in the middle of each circle, just like the face of an owl…and the short, wings extended for flight. Hoot, man. I’ll take that as a sign. I guess I’m down for the night. Thunderstorms expected again tomorrow. Why do I want to say, Oh, Goody!

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