A gracious good morning my friends. This early morning while feeding my cats, I looked towards the cemetery and saw a burnt orange ball rising. It was that wondrous old Hannah - what they used to call the sun back in the day. It rose above the sugar cane fields while old spirituals were sung.
Old Hannah as bright and as tangerine-coloured as one has seen. It rose in the morning sky against a gray August sun. However, I see clouds starting to form and I know that as the clocks tick, there will be a dramatic thunderstorm by the afternoon.
Yes, folks, I am still down here on Bayou Teche. I celebrate each day in small ways. I like to keep my life simple. This house which was my mother's is my art gallery, my office, my refuge and my weather-station. The front porch with it's peeling paint is my project. I have almost finished painting the front porch of the house and the floors are next. I am doing it alone.
I'm also doing a bit of work for a Welsh TV station. We should film next month for a series about the World's rivers. Other than that, I'm also working with two independent film makers but I can't talk about that project yet. My books are selling locally. I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned them. The first is Graveyards and Bayou Bars, then, Summers Full of Porch Bull, Hurricanes, Healings and Dancing Ceilings and Rain, Cane, Bayou Refrain. I'm presently working on Sunday Mornings, Crowning Glories and am enjoying doing the interviews and photography. All my books are stories that folks tell me about their lives. It is very rewarding in so many ways but the most important is that I am grateful for everything going on in my life. I do give thanks and praise for so many daily gifts I once took for granted.
Please know that I think of all my friends and will be on Gather a bit more in the fall. I very much appreciate all the folks who have written me wondering where I am. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my age-old articles and photographs. Hopefully, I can catch up later!
I wish you all a beautiful Sunday and want to hear about what you are doing today on this precious Sunday and also would love to know the highlights of your summer. Many hugs and Bayou Blessings from Bayou Teche. Salud.