Monday, January 28, 2013

Dark of Winter

  I looked out the window this morning at 7:00 am and I could not see the river. I live about 150 feet from it, there is a street and a park between me and the Mississippi River. The fog was heavy and you could see it starting to lift. It was like a heavy smoke creeping  up from the  water. A little latter I walked Sissy through the park on my way to open the Antique Mall, I could not see them, but I could hear American Bald Eagles talking as they managed there way through the fog. It was a sound I hear often, living on the river, especially this time of year. It is kinda  surreal, almost movie like. There sounds are loud and very mysterious. I am lucky to live here on the river among these creatures. To see them sore is amazing and to hear them speak is magical. I wish  I had a way to record them.The river was like a poem today. I enjoyed it very much!

  Winter is always so dark. Sunshine days are few and far between. The streets and side walks seem to be dirty and the gardens and trees are so lifeless. I love the snow and even ice can be beautiful. We get it and for a few moments it is clean and sparkles.But, when it melts and after the  salt trucks and snow plows, it always seems so dirty. It is on days like this, that I long for winter to be over and  for the new life of spring  to appear. I guess I have a little longer to wait.. I did notice that a brave jonquil had already peaked it's tiny head out of the earth. I said hello and put a few leaves atop it to protect it. Nature is amazing and seems to know when to do what. Just think, not too long from now we will be seeing the gardens and sides of the roads come alive. I for one ,can hardly wait.The bright yellow of the jonquils and the  pinks of apple blossoms. Come on spring!!!
   Hope you enjoy the pictures, I am afraid the fog does not show as much as I'd like it to. It is one thing that is hard to take a picture of. Hope you all are having a great winter day. I know the sun is shining some where. Come anytime for a tour. I'll leave the lights on and Sissy dog will be more than glad to walk with ya through the park.