Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Solstice

I went for a walk this morning and it was a toss-up
as I left the door, do I bring my camera or my Ipod?
Ipod won.

As soon as I got down to the lake, I regretted my choice.
There was a soft grey mist sitting atop the water,
while ice floes floated down the Niagara River
into Lake Ontario.

It was mystical, magical.

I really wished I had captured it to show to you.

Maybe tomorrow...


  1. You already have in your words J. I can just imagine it all and breathe it all in. sounds wonderful!

  2. but i wonder what song were you listening to at that moment?

  3. It's always when something wonderful appears that I don;t have my camera. At least you stopped to enjoy it. And we can picture how lovely it looked.

  4. That's funny Trish, because it was Say Hey, by Michael Franti...the only reason I remember is I can't think for the life of me where that song came from. I don't remember hearing it before, but it was great, happy and upbeat.
    Thanks was just too spectacular not to mention.
    I with you Chania...always see that perfect shot...when the camera's at home!

  5. Don't worry, it's only the first week of Spring! You'll have many more chances!

  6. Just heard we are to have below freezing temperatures for the rest of the week...sadly I think you are right Pamela!

  7. better still - you enjoyed without interruption.


  8. I remember ice on the falls at Niagara in winter, with coloured flood lights on them in the evening.

    I can imagine the mist on the water "while ice floes floated down the Niagara River."

    We, in the hub of the prairies, have two feet of snow in front of our house. Sigh. Spring? Je pense que NON!

  9. Sorry guys. We're almost touching 20 C at the moment. My perfect weather! Printemps? Je pense que OUI!

  10. sister-in-law remarks often..."just take the picture with the camera of your mind".
    I don't envy you Rob-bear...I've had enough of the cold and snow. are very fortunate.


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