local to local

Daily observations at or near Two Dot Spot, written by hand on the backs of postcards that record with ink and coffee a few minutes of the earth's orbit around the sun. The cards are physically mailed from Two Dot, Montana to those who have requested them...local to local. Ruth Marie Tomlinson


The sun is fully rising in the second window now and it is time to go back to our other home in Seattle. It is a departure that always aches, but it is an ache of privilege, one that comes from opportunity. We are so lucky to retreat to the high plains and surround ourselves with Rocky Mountain ranges each summer. The intent si to accomplish much, and at the end of summer it would be easy to see what wasn’t done, but in the end it would be enough to watch the sun rise and set, to listen to the birds, and to allow our heads to clear. The wind blew all day. It seemed to mark a shift in seasons, probably because it is our shift in seasons. But the freshness of moving air is welcome as we sweep out the summer and prepare the schoolhouse for winter.