Tuesday, February 10, 2009

down by the river

My candle burns at both its ends;
It will not last the night;
But oh, my foes, and oh, my friends --
It gives a lovely light.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) poet

I seem to be burning lots of candles these days, yes, they do give a lovely light!

unfortunately, I've fallen behind on keeping up with what's happening in the cyberhood, instead of writing this morning I'm going to use my allotted time to catch up. speaking of the cyberhood, I want to introduce a new blog don parker, ink. to the hood. if you enjoy clever satire, make sure you drop in on parker and welcome him to the hood.

in terms of my local hood, we've been experiencing a big thaw. thought I'd share a couple snaps from my walk on sunday

the local rocky river

water, water everywhere .....quite nice if you're a duck.....

down by the river - c,s,n & y (1969) - my god, does time flow by.....



photo note: after reading some of the comments on these photos, I thought I'd clarify what you are seeing in terms of the two bottom pictures. the white stuff is not snow, but big chucks of ice on the rocky river... perhaps this will give you a better understanding of what is going on with the river. in terms of snow on the ground, because of the recent warm temperatures that's almost all gone...

22 comments:

Miss F said...

thanks so much for sharing that video in your blog
and the lake picture is awesome
wow, can't imagine a lake with thawing snow or cold water!!!!
-fredda from the tropics

Cathy said...

wow--that actually looks nice. In CO, it's so dry here that it looks like a dust bowl when the wind blows.

John Hayes said...

Great pix-- I especially love the ducks among the signs. & good call on Don Parker, Ink-- hilarious, & a lot to "chew on."

R.L. Bourges said...

at least, those two ducks seem headed toward the recovery zone. And as someone commented about our own flooding issues, at least you guys won't run out of water next summer.

Crosby Stills and so on in 1969. My, my. We sure were young, weren't we?

Must read some Edna St Vincent Millay - don't even know a single one of her poems - i iz so ashamed, miz mouse, i iz gonna check her out right now!

à + p'tite souris

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Kimy, the beauty of your words and pictures and the quotations you pick are so enthralling and there is such a stillness with your page. It is always enchanting, thank you!

Megan said...

Will you STOP giving me new blogs to read!! (Ha, you know I'm kidding.) Enjoy your trip around the interwebs...

Dot-Com said...

That's a serious amount of snow! Wow!

nessabates said...

Love the snow melt pond...lol I snickered when i saw the ducks too. I don't envy those of you who live up north in the cold...at all. We had a hard freeze here last week for a few days and I was miserable!! Great photos!

e said...

Loved the pond and the video! I come from the tropics, too, and where I live, we usually get some cold, but no snow, so I love to see stuff from around the planet. I hope you caught up on your bizzness!

Roy said...

You seem to have more snow left than we do; we're down to what's left of the big piles at major intersections.

Ah, that video brought back fond memories! Thanks!

herhimnbryn said...

Edna.........a favourite poet.

Don said...

Love the pic with ice and ducks. Great song selection too, mouse. And dig the sideburns!

e said...

Hi Mouse,

I just caught your not on the Blog and of course, you can come to any dinner I have and I agree, all those women are fab and add much to the world. I actually met Ms. Angelou very briefly in my undergrad days many moons ago...Will work on the phish theme myself...Take care.

e said...

oops-the not should be note! Sorry!

Don Parker said...

Wow. Kim, I just discovered a doubling of the people who are "following" me. All thanks to you. And thanks to John Hayes for his comments. You give us great pix and thoughts, as always.

red dirt mule said...

Hi Mouse (aka Kimy)!

Thank you for your kind words at Lola's loves regarding my ten 'R's.

It reads very stream of conscious now that I review! I love your K words ..especially because I'm a K in real life, too! And aren't you radiant, girlfriend - Rodin's the Kiss has always been a favorite ... he was a naughty boy, that Rodin!!

snow ... we had flurries one day ??! first time in 8+ years. Otherwise, today a balmy 74 degrees and rain .. winter, Houston, Texas style. :)

so nice to 'meet' you, especially as we have crossed paths many times. I hope we meet again.

xxx
rdm / aka Lola

red dirt mule said...

ps. I'd like to participate in this Thursday's theme fish - on my Lola blog. I have a much 'worn' fish poem ... but the opportunity to trot it out again is too enticing to resist!

xxx
rdm/lola

Adam said...

can you believe the weather we are having!!

its awesome!!!

unless you live on the rivers....then this weather sucks!

Reya Mellicker said...

Can a candle burn from three ends? Because you have so much energy in your "normal" state, I can't imagine what it means to you to burn from both ends.

Yikes! All that snow and ice will be melted post haste. Hope you're getting enough sleep. xx

Betty said...

I love the candle poem. So funny, and so true for me right now, but am looking forward to a long weekend away to recharge the batteries (I think I may have mixed my metaphors a little, there!)

Love the ducks too. Our snow's just about all gone here.

Avid Reader said...

thanks for the link to the earlier post-- you live in the land of inbetween.

R. Yaeko said...

mmm those photos are beautiful.

also, I got my list of Ps up! (finally...)

R. Yaeko