listen to silence
as one dream can change your life
The opening haiku is something I put together from my search engine terms. Search Engine Poetry is something I learned from the beautiful Christine (who, I hope, is not resting in peace but on an after-life adventure that is as active and full of discovery and wonder as her life was). If you haven’t tried it, you should. It’s fun, and you never know what you’ll find in your search engine terms. I keep hoping for something awesomely weird, but I don’t write about awesomely weird stuff so it’s not likely to happen.
I did find that someone is searching for me. Or at least for a Robin with my last name in Maryland. Thank goodness there are plenty of Robins (with the same last name as I have) in Maryland. A quick search turned up 67. Seeing that makes me wonder if I should be more careful about protecting who I am and where I live and play. That cat is probably out of the bag and I’m not sure I can put it back in. Once loose, it’s difficult to entice cats back into any situation that involves confinement (provided you were lucky enough to get them in there in the first place).
It was good to see that someone was searching for a Massey Ferguson tractor. It would be even better if they were looking to buy one as we’ve decided to sell ours. Anyone interested?
The term that fascinated me the most was “symbolism of seeing a golden glow at sunset.” The first thing that showed up when I did the search was the Hesperides, goddesses of the evening and the golden glow at sunset. They were given the care of the golden apple tree that Gaia gave to Hera, and had a dragon (Ladon) to help them with that task. In case you’re interested, their names are Aegle, Erytheia, Hesperia, and Arethusa. The Hesperides are said to be the source of the golden glow we see at sunset.
My top five search terms are:
- evening walk quotes
- breezes at dawn
- i took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees
- breezes at dawn blog
- the breezes at dawn
That’s what I get for using part of a Rumi quote to name my blog.
The search I found most confusing is “carl reiner.” Oh, I know who Carl Reiner is. I just don’t know what he has to do with my blog as I can’t recall ever posting about him. Ah-ha! Mystery solved. I once used a Carl Reiner quote.
People are beginning to search for what to do with Easter eggs, and somehow or another it is leading them here. One of my most popular posts on Bountiful Healing (my first WordPress blog) is Red beet eggs revisited simply because people don’t know what to do with all those hard-boiled eggs. I’m not sure why the image isn’t showing so I’ll post it here:
For those more interested in what’s happening outside rather than some of the details on the inner workings of my blog, the days have been seasonably warm (50’s and 60’s, 70’s tomorrow) and the nights have been seasonably cool (upper 30’s to somewhere in the 40’s). The grass is greening (and growing which means mowing season might not be too far off, but I don’t want to think about that right now). The mega flock of blackbirds have left our area, perhaps heading north. The red-winged blackbirds who are staying are settling in the marshes. Except for the goldfinches, the birds seem to have abandoned the feeders.
Do you remember the magnolia we transplanted from the woods to the scrounger’s garden last year?
I thought it was dead, but some of my blogmates suggested leaving it to see if it just needed to rest for a while. I think they may have been right. It is showing signs of life (as shown in the image above). I was going to leave it no matter what because I like the shape of the bare branches. It will be lovely to see it sprout leaves and flowers, if that is what it has decided to do.
I guess that’s it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch on this beautiful Monday. Thank you for dropping in and joining me on another walk. Some of the images are from the weekend (mostly the crocuses). I hope you’re not tiring of the crocuses. We’re in that in-between stage, where the green is just starting pop up between the browns, and the crocuses are the prettiest thing around for now. I’m waiting to see which will bloom first: the daffodils or the periwinkle. I’ll be sure to let you know.
I think we’ll have a nice sunset tonight. It’s at 7:10 PM if you want to meet me at the Point. A jacket or sweatshirt ought to be good enough to keep you warm. It’s relatively warm with very little breeze. See you there!
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: A walk down to the Church in the Shire and back; the lovely, almost floral scent to the air; a pair of doves in the woods; unpacking and putting things away in our newly renovated yoga room; time to read and relax before dinner.