May 8, 2011. This day was framed by a magnificent sunrise and a moody end-of-day sky featuring billowing cumulous clouds with crepuscular rays (what I call a "god sky'). In between, there were beautiful flowers from both of my grown children----and the continuing sounds of two cats trying to figure out why they have been placed together in a small interior in Ellicott City.
At Lake Centennial in Columbia, Maryland, on Mother's Day, it was definitely human energy over duck power, although all were present. It was warm; families were cooking and the smoke rising from the grill attracted me as a momentary marker, of joy, hanging in the air, then remembered in time.
As I walked quickly, trying to beat "dusk," I took photos of a few things that seemed to represent the day and its lovely surfaces.
Kids shouting, chasing a ball across the walking path...
...playing...a father and daughter batting a ball; a boy about to cast a line into the lake being encouraged by elders. It all made me smile.
There were also those sounds of silence. A couple asleep...a bicyclist zooming by, a jogger with a headset.
It felt like summer to me, but it is not. That feeling of breezy freedom and movement; those electric greens and a light breeze--in short, all that wonderful feeling all at once. I had to leave.