SKYWATCH FRIDAY – Ferry Returning from Sandusky (Lake Erie)
I took these a few weeks ago, before the recent winds stripped off the last of the leaves. You can click to enlarge to see the ferry near the sweeping frainge. In case all the fans of weather phenomena are scratching their heads, frainge is a word I coined to replace the accepted term virga – which I never liked. I grant myself huge liberties with words, changing the ones I don’t care for, and inventing new ones for weather-related events I think should have their own term. (I also made up “spraysicles” in the previous post).
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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.