Circular Logic

You know that feeling when time flies while also creeping by at a snail’s pace?  That’s been my week. I swear, it’s been the longest decade to ever fly by. Anyway, I know I owe you a proper blog entry, but instead, you’re getting a photo.

It’s been rainy and windy here this week, and I say that to sort of maybe explain the below. I came across this one day late this week, smack dab in the middle of the walk leading to my office’s door.

Now, I know that this interesting sight was caused by a little whirlwind — the leaves spinning around and landing in a perfect circle because of a small pocket of turbulence where the air currents were forming a little eddy. But the dreamer in me prefers to think of fairies or wind sprites playing in the early morning mist… though what they were doing in a business park, I have no idea.

It was a bit sad that upon heading home that day, the leaves were back to their boring positions spread slapdash across the walk. But there for a moment, Mother Nature’s artistry sure made a dull day brighter.

After the Rain

A couple of weeks before we moved, I was walking the dogs in the backyard during a short respite between bouts of rain.  There is some kind of a pine tree at the far edge of the yard, I don’t know what kind … only that it has drooping limbs, and it caught my eye because of the rain that had accumulated on its limbs. The drops just sat there, in perfectly round little beads, clinging daintily to the needles. From a distance, the shimmer almost looked like frost. Now, I’m not great at taking pictures, and all I had was my cell phone, but I couldn’t walk away without trying to capture such a beautiful — and cool — sight. Mother Nature. She sure is something.

 

Respectful Rebuke

Oh, Mother Nature, Mother Nature, you know I have such reverence and admiration for you. You are awe-inspiring and well, simply stated, amazing. But…come on! You had weeks and weeks to send Winter this way and you waited until NOW? A snowstorm? Seriously!? Right in time for Spring?? What the hell!? I’m sorry, with all due respect…this is such bullshit!