In contrast to the bustling central Farmer's Market I visited when I lived in the foothills, little stands like this can be found all over the place where I live now. Leamington is part of a huge produce-growing area in Ontario. Some of the roads on the outskirts of town are lined with homes, just like a residential street, but if you look behind them as you drive by, there's always a big garden, and often a complex of greenhouses. The vast majority of these little stands operate on the honor system, although sometimes you'll see grandparents and grandchildren sitting there in the shade. Not yesterday, however, when I went out for a drive and took this photo. No sign saying, "Come back next summer" needed. On the way home I took the second shot of a sparkling cornfield, with four different trees. I assume the one on the far left is a willow, but I don't know about the others. I just like the way they were all standing there, shoulder to shoulder, like friends in a row.
Also (ta-da!)an award! It's from Sylvia for the Van Gogh's Ear Award, for having an inspiring blog. That is truly is an honor coming from a fellow blogger I admire very much. To someone like me, this is especially meaningful. No, not because I'm a hooker (good grief!) but because I was an Art History major!! Thanks Sylvia!
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.