A Year on Clear Lake-Oct 1, 2013

Attitude–October 1, 2013

It’s hard to believe another month has passed, and that my year-long project on Clear Lake is entering its 11th and final month. Not only have I witnessed the lake’s seasonal changes, but I’ve witnessed changes within myself as I’ve connected with nature in a more intimate way. Or maybe the more appropriate word is reconnected with nature. The connection is there, always has been, always will be. It is up to us to nurture and care for it, or we will surely lose track of it as we rush about in our most un-natural of worlds. In this last month I hope to share with you some of what I have learned by reconnecting.

In the meantime, I love it when the “little” things talk to me, and right off I couldn’t resist the sassy, little bunny above. His in-your-face, four-legged stance shouted “attitude” and I love a bunny with attitude.

There were other little things that caught my eye, as well. About a week ago, I featured the lime green, female Eastern Pondhawk  dragonfly. In the photo to the left is its male counterpart. He has a blue abdomen, a green face and a blue and green thorax.  They do make a colorful pair.

We’ve have wonderfully delightful rain the last few days – just enough each day to accumulate a decent reservoir. The wildflowers–  Goldenrod, Lantana, Wolfberries and Sweetscent–are blossoming like crazy, which are keeping the bees busy little critters.

And what better way to end the day than a quick look at a showy sunset.

Green Thought:“Take a walk outside – it will serve you far more than pacing around in your mind.” Rasheed Ogunlaru