Waves on the pondPosted: January 16, 2013
Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.
I’m never quite sure what will grab my attention when I go out for my walks around the pond, the meadows, or the woods. Today it was the wind and milky sunlight on the surface of the pond. It had a silky look to it that I love. Surprising, really, when you consider how breezy it is. The wind is moving at about 13 mph, and that’s usually quite enough to make the water choppy rather than silky.
It’s a gray day here in the Bogs. I’ve got a bit of a chill, and thought about making my way through the archives to some warm and sunnier days, and leaving the walk for another day.
It’s been so long since I didn’t go outside that I couldn’t bring myself to stay indoors. It’s been about 2-1/4 years now, starting with the Great Outdoor Challenge in September of 2010. Even when I was sick, I went out. I’m not sick today, and really couldn’t think of a good excuse not to go. Besides, someone had to have a talk with the geese and encourage them to settle elsewhere.
It’s shorter than usual, but that’s my walk for today. There is snow in the forecast tonight. It’s not supposed to amount to much. I was surprised to find only a small patch of ice on the pond. Yesterday it looked like this:
Today the water is smooth and silky, waves undulating towards the shore.
Thank you for dropping in and joining me on a short walk. Have a delightful day, evening, night… whenever and wherever you are on the spectrum of time.
(Did you know that the House Finch was once a bird of Mexico and the western United States? In 1940, someone got the not-so-brilliant idea to try to sell them as cage birds, calling them “Hollywood Finches,” and transported them to the eastern United States. When the birds didn’t sell, they were released on Long Island, New York. They bred quickly and spread all across the United States and southern Canada. Thank you to Cornell’s All About Birds for that snippet of information.)