SKYWATCH FRIDAY – GEESE AND GULL AT TWILIGHT (Lake Erie)
One evening after the sun had set and the darkness was closing in fast, I noticed a high altitude jet trail catching the last of the light. I started to take some shots when I noticed a flock of geese crossing the sky, and waited with my camera until they were silhouetted against the trail. When I went to crop the photos, I discovered I’d caught a soaring gull, too.
Of all the many weather moods and cloud formations I see here on the lake, I think these near-abstractions are the ones I like best. They remind me a little of paintings by two of my favorite artists, Mark Rothko, and Canada's Otto Rogers. Rogers’ works are especially organic earth-and-sky looking.
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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.