Scenes from a foggy morningPosted: May 25, 2012
The photos I’m using in this post were taken last Friday around sunrise. Fog was drifting over and around the pond, and the light was simply wonderful.
(Art) is both the taking and giving of beauty; the turning out to the light the inner folds of the awareness of the spirit. It is the recreation of another plane of the realities of the world; the tragic and wonderful realities of earth and men, and of all the inter-relations of these.
~ Ansel Adams
So much has been going on for the past week that this was the first chance I’ve had to really look at the photos I took that morning.
I owe some thank you’s and apologies. I’ve recently (in the past month or so) been awarded or nominated for some blog awards. I’m afraid I’ve once again lost track of the who, what, why, when, how, and where. Thank you to those of you who nominated me. I truly appreciate the honor, but it’s one of those things that I have done so many times before that I no longer have 7 random things left to share or new answers to the usual questions. Thank you for thinking of me and enjoying my blog enough that you believe it’s worthy of an award.
Thank you to the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. I was thrilled to learn that I won a guided, personal tour of The Medina Raptor Center. I’ll be contacting them soon about the tour. I want to take my granddaughters. And my camera, of course.
For those of you who are residents of Ohio, take a hike and you could win a car. I know. I thought that kind of ironic, too. But it’s a hybrid car. And if you don’t need a car because you walk or bike or use public transportation, you could always sell it and maybe donate the money back. Anyhow, the Nature Conservancy is holding a Natural Treasures contest to encourage Ohioans to get outdoors. Visit this link for more thorough information. Basically, visit one of 30 of Ohio’s Natural Treasures (follow the link for sites), take a photo of you there, submit, and cross your fingers and hope you win. Personally I think you’ll have already won by getting out and enjoying some of the beautiful spots we have here in Ohio. (Thank you to Kate Beebe for the heads up and link.)
It’s a long, holiday weekend here in the U.S. The unofficial start to summer. Weather-wise, we seem to be already well into summer. We’re having a heat wave this weekend.
M and I will be busy, getting ready for our upcoming adventure. We need to get everything prepared for our house-/pet-sitter to make things a bit easier on her while she relaxes by the pond. I think the cats will be thrilled to have someone new to play with for a couple of weeks.
We have been making lists for our trip. I keep forgetting to add my collapsible hiking pole to the list. I ought to grab it and put it in a suitcase now. It’s one of those things I don’t want to forget as it can sometimes make hiking a little easier in slippery and/or steep situations.
That should do it from the Bogs for today. A big hello and welcome to my new visitors. Thank you all for your comments. I’ve gotten a bit behind there, too, but should get caught up this weekend.
Thank you all for dropping by, and have a terrific weekend!
- Nature Conservancy Launches ‘Natural Treasures of Ohio’ Challenge, Inviting Residents to Visit the State’s Natural Areas (prnewswire.com)
- Win a car while enjoying nature! (trekohio.com)