FAVORITE CITY & WHY? The winner of the V-day contest wrote an amazing poem about Berkeley, her home. It is so romantic and ethereal; I love how she sees this everyday amidst her surroundings! Here is part of her poem! Enjoy…
Rays of the warm morning sun. Our natural alarm clock.
Clear skies filled with the scent of redwoods and pines.
Oak Trees. Majestic, wise, old friends. Crooked. Perfect.
We sit and have a picnic of baguettes, salami, and brie.
The sweet scent of honey suckles fill the air after sunset- Intoxicating!
Moonlit walks up and down Hearst Ave.
Day trip- a drive up Strawberry Canyon for a walk in the Botanical Gardens.
Terrains of all kinds. A microcosm of the earth. Berkeley’s own Secret Garden.
Stealing kisses as we walk amongst the plants, flowers, and trees.
Leaves are falling. Some colors change but not much.
Still, something is different. The air is still. Optimistic.
Sudden gusts of warm wind. The sound of swirling leaves.
A day of tanning and reading under the sun.
Bike rides- free, free falling. Fantastic!
Stealing kisses as we smell the aroma of peach pie baking in the oven.
Thank you so much for all of your participation, I hope that everyone continues to keep up with my current features, and as M.I.A. says “everyone’s a winner”!