Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Corona In A Mud Puddle

After all of the relentless rain we've been having, when that sun finally showed its beautiful hot star face, we absolutely hopped skipped and jumped at the chance to go for a nice long walk. We took the neighborhood loop that goes by the big goopy cow pastures now full of puddles. Perfect for spotting the reflection of sky and clouds in the mess. And there it was, the gift of a lovely reflected corona and a hint of iridescence in the muck. Life is like that, especially these days. We have to keep our eyes open for any hint of beauty. Sometimes you actually have to look past the literal bullsh*t. (Whoops I just got sidetracked by the politics of our times... yikes...sorry about that.)

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  1. Beauty is everywhere! It's not good for the cows or the pasture if they're kept outside during weather like that. The trick is to move them on before they can do too much irreparable damage (now I'm getting sidetracked too!)

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    1. John-- You made me laugh out loud. Thank you for that. Laughter is just as important as beauty these days.

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  2. Ah! Beauty in the midst of crap. Keep your eyes open and your camera handy.

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    1. Tara-- Yes, beauty in the midst of crap. What luck!

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  3. I couldn't have said it better!

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  4. You have a knack of finding rainbows everywhere!

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    1. Barbara-- I learned where to look. When it's raining and the sun comes out, look in the sky away from the sun. If there's a rainbow that's where it will be. Iridescence and coronas are around the sun, so you have to block the sun (never look directly at the sun) and look for the colors that spread in the area of light clouds around it.

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  5. Hi Robin and Roger, found my way here via Pohanginapete. I work on a fire tower much like that guy who wrote Dharma Bums did! And I'm loving finding your blog too.
    x Freak on a peak.

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    1. sarah toa-- Welcome to our blog. It is so kind of you stop by and leave a comment. We appreciate it. Love knowing that you work on a fire tower. It is so good to remember Kerouac's days on top of Desolation Peak. Thank you for that.

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  6. Your comparison of politics and the cow pasture landscape are right on.

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    1. Red-- Ah yes, lots of crap everywhere these days.

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  7. Yes, that political crap we are living with can sometimes act like cataracts on our vision. Nice way to turn your focus towards the beauty. Think I'll work on that too.

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    1. Patti-- "Like cataracts on our vision" so true. It clouds everything with the dust of impending sadness.

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  8. It's hard NOT to be sidetracked! But I agree -- you gotta keep an eye open for the little gifts.

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    1. Steve-- It's the little gifts that make us want to go for those walks. The balance to the madness.

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  9. What a shiny gift you got there.

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    1. Sabine-- The best part of a bit of sun and clouds. Beauty.

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  10. Even before I read to your statement, I was thinking to myself, "that Robin can find beauty in the midst of cowsh*t." What a lovely way to look at life. We all need to be more like that. I find so often your blog grounds me and reminds me to look up at clouds and down as well for the beauty around.

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    1. NCmountainwoman-- Thank you for your kind words. I do find beauty, but often I'm struggling with all the cowsh*t, which seems overwhelming these days.

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