Thursday, January 19, 2006

Things to Like About SF #2

Back east, even in times when water was scarce, things stayed pretty green. In the height of August the trees and grass might crisp a bit, but certainly in the spring New England rivals the deep, lush green of its namesake (okay, I've not yet been to Ireland, so by my lights Great Britain--particularly Wales--is pretty damned emerald). Hereabouts, the landscape is generally sere; you get so used to the hills being a pale brown that when the winter rains begin and everything turns green it's startling and magical. The speed with which this happens is amazing: one day, everything is paper-bag brown; the next day the hills and parks are a lush, velvety green, as if the land itself is so grateful for water that it has to give something back. It's definitely a thing to like.


Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Funny, I always think of San Francisco as so wet...but when I've been there the hills have been dry.

On a completely different note:

Chris Barzak was tagged by Ms. Bond for the five weird habits meme. He tagged me. Now I'm tagging you.

The first player of this game starts with the topic "five weird habits" and people who get tagged need to write an entry about their five weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next five people to be tagged and link to their web journals. Don't forget to leave a comment in their blog or journal that says "You have been tagged" (assuming they take comments) and tell them to read yours.

If you break the chain, it's not my karma. (I hate to disappoint friends, even when sticking other friends with obligations.)

(It also occurs to me that there is something very like a pyramid scheme about all this...)

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