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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Foamy Windrows

It's not sudsy detergent, but a natural phenomenon that occurs when the water is churned up in windy conditions. And we've certainly had some terrific winds lately, a prelude to October weather. The airy foam deposits consist of oxygenated water and organic matter. There was no real smell to it that we noticed so we're assuming it isn't pollution.



Watery Wednesday

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sunrise

I didn't have to go far to see this sunrise one morning recently. Looking out the window I had seen only glimpses of it between the trees, but...

Since I was up anyway I thought I might as well go for an early morning walk with my dog and properly greet the sun coming up over the horizon. Still, I was feeling a bit sluggish and had to rely on my feet to automatically get me to the front of the driveway. My happy little dog, on the other hand, was a bundle of energy. From the driveway, I started walking toward the first corner of our half mile rural road.

There is a corridor at this corner, a swath someone cut years ago. It gave me a wonderful focus point, and stopping partway I took this photo.

Sky Watch Friday

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Garter Snake


I don't often see the garter snakes in the summer, but two weeks ago I almost tripped over one sunning itself on the grassy path. They are not harmful to humans, and I think they look beautiful.

Snakes symbolize cycles, rebirth, patience, fertility, eternity, balance, cunning, intuition, awareness, healing, protection, solemnity, rejuvenation and also transformation.

ABC Wednesday