A Year on Clear Lake-Oct 17, 2013

Perfect Timing–October 17, 2013

Yet another photo bonus which I could never have gotten if I had tried. I snapped a photo of this pelican only to discover the jumping fish in the background at download. It’s a prime example of perfect timing and sheer luck. What’s funny about the photo to me is that the pelican appears to be in on the joke. If I didn’t know better, I would swear this guy is cracking a big smile, and winking.

The white Little Blue Heron is still about. It may be my imagination, but I believe I can see a touch a blue here and there among its ruffled feathers.

We were talking of timing earlier–nature has such a knack for the dramatic. Just as the sun is fading from the western sky, the near full moon is rising in the east. The Hunter’s Moon, or Dying Grass Moon will be official tomorrow evening around this time, but it wasn’t shabby tonight.

Green Thought: “The woods that I loved as a child are entirely gone. The woods that I loved as a young adult are gone. The woods that most recently I walked in are not gone, but they’re full of bicycle trails. And this is happening to the world, and I think it is very very dangerous for our future generations, those of us who believe that the world is not only necessary to us in its pristine state, but it is in itself an act of some kind of spiritual thing. I said once, and I think this is true, the world did not have to be beautiful to work. But it is. What does that mean? [from ‘A Thousand Mornings’ With Poet Mary Oliver for NPR Books]” ― Mary Oliver