The morning I took this, the light on the lake was like nothing I’d seen before (click to enlarge). It reminded me of a beautiful and placid infinity pool. The light played tricks with the water, the horizon and the sky, and made it difficult to tell where each one left off and the next began. This first photo shows Pelee Island floating mysteriously, like Bali Hai in South Pacific. The second photo is just a slight shift to the right. The island is out of the frame, and there are two boats barely visible on the all-but-invisible horizon, to help the eye and brain sort things out. In person, the cloud reflections didn’t show up quite as much as in the photo, and the effect was even more illusory.
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE and a PERPLEXING SITUATION
When you go to leave comments here, you’ll notice I have a message that describes a certain kind of comment box on other peoples’ blogs that I am not able to use. This is what the comment format looks like:
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I’m encountering that format more often, not only on blogs I would like to get to know better (Laura/Peach at Silence is Broken is one) but now I’ve discovered the same problem with two more blogs where I have previously been a frequent commenter - Bobbie at Almost There, and as of today, I could not post a comment to Sandy Carlson at Writing in Faith. Other bloggers are obviously not having a problem with this format. Perhaps it’s the kind of template I’m using that’s causing the incompatibility? My technical expertise on such matters is low-to-non-existent, and I can never get anywhere with Blogger Help site, so if anyone out there can offer any suggestions as to how to solve the problem, I would dearly love to hear from you. You can either post it as a comment or send me an email at email@example.com. Thanks from Deb!
The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.