Thursday Travels: Leaving Prince Edward Island

I think this is the Covehead Lighthouse.  (Late afternoon, 6 June 2012.)

Well, here we are back on Prince Edward Island.  It’s just about time to say goodbye.  M and I had only one full day there, and we did as much as we could considering the weather.

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The Goldfinch Boogie

The goldfinches were dancing around me on my walk this morning, posing for pictures and then taking off before I could get a decent shot.  They piloted me through the white pines and into the meadows where they’re collecting thistle down to line their nests.  I love watching them in flight, the way they seem to bounce up and down, coast, up and down, coast, calling out to each other as they make their way around the trees and meadows.

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The March Lion

Yesterday's sunset brought to you by the March Lion in collaboration with Mother Nature.

The March Lion has returned.  The wind howled, moaned, groaned, roared, and growled throughout the night and day.  Rain slashed and almost slammed against the house this morning.  The temperature has been dropping.  The cold is returning for another brief visit.

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The spring migration has commenced

I see the moon and the moon sees me
Down through the leaves of the old oak tree
Please let the light that shines on me
Shine on the one I love

~ Nursery rhyme

There are variations on this rhyme and even several song versions.  I like this one best. Read the rest of this entry »

Moon of Ice

thin wall —
with the moonlight comes
the cold

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354: Getting in touch with my inner early riser

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.

~ Rumi

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301: Communing with summer

Today is by far the hottest day we have had this summer.  Even early this morning it was hot and steamy, the air thick with summer.  Instead of taking my usual walk I decided today’s outdoor time would consist of finding a comfortable shady spot and learning about summer through stillness.

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