|(A view of the open area just outside the hovel here...and of my car that is in great need of a bath)|
The humid atmosphere of the outside world here along the marshes edge has been typical of this time of year. As Summer draws closer, the air becomes thicker, and the heat more intense. Not being a fan of the Sun, on my personal popularity list of the four seasons Summer comes in dead last (Fall being 'numero uno' with me). The hottest months of mid-year would be completely unbearable if it weren't for one thing...rain.
|(The Fall doormat I got at work...I continue to let it "Welcome"|
me even though it's not Fall yet...it serves as a reminder that
my favorite season will be here in a bit)
The past few days have been like the past few weeks. Hot and humid with a chance of thunderstorms (some severe). Has the potential for rain come to fruition? Yes, a number of times...but I was at the 'mine' (i.e. work)...or sleeping. Rain while traipsing around dream land is not a bad thing, I tend to sleep more fitfully when it's raining. Rain while battling the orcs and goblins I tend to encounter at the mine...well, I'll just say that the sound of rain pelting the mine's roof and the rumble of the accompanying thunder makes me look forward to punching out for the day.
|(New growth from a Caladium I got last year...|
I thought it was dead and gone...
I was about halfway home when I noticed the leading edge of the storm clouds. That is something I have had the opportunity to see first hand on several occassions. It's a really beautiful thing to witness. A thick covering of clouds drawing itself over the marsh towards the Atlantic just a few miles away. I'm on the edge of an ocean here, and the marsh reminds me of that.
|(The tide is obviously out at the time of these photos...there are photos farther down in the post of when the tide is in.)|
The breeze was fending off the dive bombing mosquitoes that are prevalent this time of year...that did not suck. I have ventured into the Sun on many occasions to snap some pictures of the marsh, and have practically slapped myself silly trying to dispatch those tiny vampires of the insect world. All in all, the small amount of time I spent by the marsh this afternoon set the tone for my evening. Yep...I'm feeling pretty zen.
|(One more bit of blue before the storm clouds completely take over.)|
|(A shot of a Cypress tree in front of the hovel...at least I think it is a Cypress..."up shots" of trees are so popular today, so I thought I would join in.)|
It feels good to post to my blog. I have been a bit remiss this past month, and I have felt the therapeutic absence. Can't let that happen again. There are things in life we do out of necessity (i.e. work), but there are more important things we do to nurture ourselves. To push aside ones creative outlet(s) is to one's own detriment. My advice: avoid this at all costs. Life is about lessons, and the most important ones are through the most simple means. Avoid 'tunnel vision'...don't become one of the zombies.
Off to work on my Full Moon forecast post for this month. It's in just a couple of days on Friday the 13th. Mwa-ha-ha...*wink*
|(The sun fighting a losing battle against the clouds.)|
|(For as much as I dislike Sol, I do take a lot of photographs of her...I do see some spots after each one, but don't appear to have caused myself any lasting harmful effects...I hope.)|
|(The manhole cover over the storm drain by the dock remains...it still holds some rain water from a storm that just passed by.)|
|(A bird I saw hopping around a neighbor's porch...I had to snap this from quite a distance...I like the hazy quality of the photo.)|
|(These last few pictures are of a calm and quiet marsh...the water around the decrepit dock was like glass.)|