A Year on Clear Lake-May 23, 2013

By the Light of the Silvery Moon – May 23, 2013

The May full moon is still two nights away, but it was strikingly beautiful this evening. If you look closely you can see a faint ring around the moon surrounded by a brighter ring. I thought perhaps I shouldn’t run this photo, that it would be more appropriate to wait until we have the “official” full moon. But you know, life is short, and there are no guarantees. Nature served up a beautiful moon tonight, so let’s celebrate it. What does it matter if a tiny sliver is missing? It doesn’t make it any less beautiful. Besides, perfection is overrated. Thus, I give you the almost “Flower Moon,” so named for the many colorful blossoms that fill the landscape at this time of the year.

All was quiet in the bird world today.  The little blue heron, tall and elegant, graced the watering hole with its presence. The yellow-crested herons were ever vigilant in the wetlands, and pelicans were everywhere.

Even a slow day in nature is a glorious day.

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran