On the soles of her feet:
Colour and Black and White in memory of a friend:
And a wave frozen in time, March 5th, 2014:
I am so pleased - there was a request today. Not quite Donald's ripples in space-time. But then there are parallels:
I think this is a Northern fulmar
It accompanied us for some time:
But it was when it came in close to both me and the silky ocean that I became captivated:
And it got better:
It was so hard for me to believe what I was witnessing. I have not the imagination to clone such wonders of reflections. Sit back and enjoy what Nature offers us for free if we open our eyes:
We traveled together for perhaps 15 minutes. I on a boat, It on its wings. I would like to think it saw me. Maybe that is being conceited. I was not doing anything but wondering.
Winter has returned,
so the gods are once again asleep.
Jeff, every day is remembrance day and I am
recalling Aug 13, 2013.
However, Will, this is not a traditional story. So I
hope you will not mind if I show it - it is not our "duet" to be
(I hope) about Spider Woman.
Vicki and I were doing our outreach prog in Killarney Prov Park.
On a tree near our tent was a red spider:
All legs but not 8?
Its body was red, and on first glance "obvious". However, as I looked at my photos I began to notice other patches of identically coloured reds - maybe funghi or lichen?
I began to wonder at its "legs" - 2 are missing?
I wonder at what its experience, history was:
To all who seek to understand,
Today/now I am witnessing a whiteout - a white screen some 50m or so in front of me. I can just make out the end house at Leacock. But this is not a winter whiteout of snow but rather of spring: fog (dry) or mist (wet). So I am returning to my entry on Thur Feb 8:
(PS Before I could start, let alone complete this entry the temperature dropped out the bottom and the blizzard made fog or mist whiteout a memory and also academic, as it were. Now where was I?)
I was taken by the light, myself, in the photos of Winter Colour
The brightness idea reminded me that is part of the meaning of my name: Sherwood or Shire Wood.
"A Dictionary of English Place-Names"
gives an entry in 955CE: Wood belonging to the shire. Two ideas come forth: a boundary and a clearing, nothing about Robin Hood
From conversation and reading I thought it might mean the clearing around a village that a plough man could reach and tend effectively without having to camp out. Google writes:
Origin:British. Meaning:luminous wood. Sherwood as a boy's name is pronounced SHER-wood. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sherwood is "luminous wood".
What does "luminous wood" mean? " habitational name from any of several places called with Old English scīr + wudu 'bright or clear (perhaps sparsely-grown) wood'.
When I was living in Edinburgh in the last century I was told my name was
pronounced SHER-wood! (as in share) I have heard it pronounced SURE-wood in our family.
So here is my rant If I say "Rest assured,I'll do it" sounds good in my ears. Google says:The words assure and ensure were derived from the Latin word securus, which means 'free from care' or 'safe. ' English words like insure, secure, and security were also derived from securus. The difference between Sure, Assure and Insure - English Lessons with inlingua Vancouver
And now for some local colour pulled from memory before it went blank!
Splish, splash, I was takin' a bath
Long about a Saturday night,
Good golly, Miss Molly was-a even there, too:
Settling my brain for a long winter's - you must be joking - nap. I don't recall Saturdays being so energetic? Must be my memory? I was all shuck up!
Wobbily, with swim vest, ol' bird