A Year on Clear Lake-Sept 10, 2013

A Good Omen–September 10, 2013

In all our 15 years of lake living I have never seen a morning rainbow, but today there it was. Not one, but two–the second only faintly visible. The rainbow stretched over the houses and across the lake. What a great way to start the day. Then, the good news followed.

The Deer Park Prairie, those 50 acres of ancient prairie surrounded by development and at risk of being bulldozed for housing, have been saved. It will be preserved and protected, and that is a great thing. My personal thanks to all who helped.

This was the scene (left)  even earlier in the morning. The sky, beautifully dramatic, dressed in the dark grays and pinks of the early morning as the sun just begins its upward climb.

An egret,  poised by the water, is touched by the glow of a setting sun. And the baby goose is still under the watchful eye of a protective adult.

P.S. One  note about the salt marsh mosquito that I failed to mentioned yesterday. The aggressive eater has one positive feature: it does not carry West Nile Virus. Which means that although you may be drained of every drop of blood, you do not have to worry about contracting the virus. See, there’s a bright spot in every story.

Green Thought: Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second. – Mattie Stepanek, 14-year old poet