The core of the seen and unseen universe smiles, but remember smiles come best from those who weep. Lightning, then the rain-laughter.
Yesterday was one of those glorious spring days when the sky is clear, the sun is bright, and the air smells fresh and new. It was windy, though, and got increasingly windy throughout the day. When I went out for my walk, I thought the wind might lift me up and carry me out to sea.
The Bald Eagles were out and about, flying overhead. They must have been doing some fishing. When I finally made my out to the dock, I found fish scales and small amounts of blood on the wooden slats. Someone had been feasting and they did a thorough job of it. Little was left behind. M said it could have been the otters (yes, we have two otters now). It’s possible. I’ve seen their muddy footprints on the dock and the boardwalk that leads to the dock, and I’ve read that if they catch a big fish, they eat it on shore (or, in this case, on dock).
I’ve seen what I think is a Prothonotary Warbler in the woods. What a beautiful bird! Have you ever seen one? I wish I could show it to you, but you’ll have to follow the link to Cornell’s All About Birds to see it. I haven’t been able to capture it with the camera yet.
In the evening, right about dinnertime, the predicted clouds and rain arrived. We had some of the coolest clouds I’ve ever seen.
I delayed dinner for a little while just to watch the clouds. Food for the eyes and soul first, then food for the body.
I anticipated a lightning and thunder show, but it was all clouds and wind and rain. The rain was heavy at times, providing a thundering sound as it hit the roof and the ground. For a brief period of time I thought we might see sunset colors among the clouds since there were so many breaks where the light coursed out with the rain. If the rainstorm had moved through a little faster, we might have. As it was, we went from dark clouds to dark of night with no sunset show in between.
The clouds, rain, and wind brought some cooler temperatures with them, but not exceptionally cool. Seasonably cool. It appears we might be finished with winter. I qualified that with “might” because with Old Man Winter, you never know. He might want to stop by for one more visit before he allows the Spring Maiden to take over.
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That’s about it from yesterday’s sky and from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch on this beautiful spring day. Thank you so much for dropping in and admiring the clouds with me. If spring hasn’t arrived on your doorstep yet, I hope it doesn’t delay for too much longer. I know some of you could use a little springtime blessings about now.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂