The lake is unfrozen, but the ice coating the breakwall is still solid. This was a weed of some sort last summer. I think it had little yellow flowers on it, which caused me to spare it the day I was weeding saplings out of the crevices in the rocks. Now the spray from the wind-driven waves has covered it with a thick shield of ice, as if nature were dabbling in cryonics. It may indeed bloom again in the coming spring, but perhaps only if it has entrusted its seeds to the wind.
"Cast Your Fate to the Wind" is an American pop standard written by Vince Guaraldi, with lyrics by Carel Werber, which won a Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition in 1963. The song has been extensively covered, often by easy listening groups such as Sounds Orchestral (who scored a #10 US pop chart and #1 US Easy Listening chart hit with the tune in 1965) and the West Coast folk-rock band We Five. The song was also featured on Guaraldi's own album featuring his versions of music from the film Black Orpheus. (Wikipedia) Video by YT member tbird196665 (Sounds Orchestral version) Post title is from the song lyrics
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.