WATERY WEDNESDAY - "Thanks for reminding me"! (Lake Erie)
Just yesterday, I posted here about how we still hadn't had any snow this season, and showed two photos of the same view of the lake, taken a year (359 days actually) apart. And guess what I woke up to this morning?! It's as if Mother Nature is reading my blog (gosh, wouldn't that be flattering!) and said, "Oh my goodness, I quite forgot to send snow to Point Pelee this winter. Better go slap some down there right away!"
Here is the same view, almost identical to last year's, minus a few gulls. You can see the rolling waves of "slurpy" ice starting to collect at the shore - always the prelude to freezing up. (click to enlarge)
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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.