I went out to my garden this morning and there was a quail couple puttering around, enjoying my work. I've had a cover of an eighties New Order song running through my mind for about three days, up, down, turn around, please don't let me hit the ground... Well, I haven't hit the ground yet. This weekend in Cannon Beach was so fantastic and then I came home to a surprises from Dan Barney who worked very hard while I was away. I think I understand now what that painting was about, the one with the squirrel called Strawberry Garden. I couldn't name what that squirrel was storing up, I still can't really name it, it's this feeling that all is well, happy, beautiful. There is good and warmth to be gathered and stored, all cool and dark inside, ready to add sustenance to darker days.