SKYWATCH FRIDAY – Pewter Sky, Leaden Water (Lake Erie)
I took this through the window of my friend Judith’s house on Monday. She lives just a little further along the shore, and her property also backs onto the lake. It was a chilly day with a steady rain, which makes for a rather featureless sky for Skywatch, but it’s a good background for the delicate tracery of branches. Judith made ginger tea by slicing real ginger root into a glass mug and letting it steep in hot water. We curled up in comfy chairs with throws over our laps, and watched the rain while we visited. It was a perfect afternoon.
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.