Thursday, February 2, 2012
It was terribly foggy this morning, and the day remained gray. After days of lovely blue sky, the change really affected me. Many of my co-workers also complained of feeling blah today. I've also been thinking about my Mom a lot lately. Her birthday is next week - she would have been 90. That added to my funk. I didn't really feel like going on my walk this afternoon, because of those same blah feelings, but I'm really glad I did. It was a sad walk today, but very poignant. I opened my eyes and saw some things that I hadn't noticed before.
When I got down to the lake the first thing I noticed was a crow in the tree above me. I love this shot. It took a bit of patience to get it because he just wouldn't sit still for me. It's kind of Poe-ish, what with the weather and my mood.
As I was moving around the tree, trying to get the shot, I noticed something gold in a small tree nearby. I found this.......
It's a tribute to a man name John, who passed away in 2010. It says "gone, yet not forgotten." I started looking around for other bands in the nearby trees, but I noticed this instead............
I'm guessing Don was a regular lake walker. I know I'll sit and rest on his bench now and then.
Were Walter & Geneva from the neighborhood? Did I go to school with their children?
I felt so bad when I saw Bonnie's bench. I didn't know Bonnie, but I know she doesn't deserve this. Unfortunately, they may have to replace the plaque. I don't know if it can be cleaned.
After a month into my project, I can see that I'm on the right track. I'm seeing things I never would have noticed before. And, I'm truely enjoying myself.