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“Clouds overhead were ghostly gray.” – even though these clouds aren’t really what I’d call “ghostly gray” my brain still made the connection between the clouds and the song lyrics, which are from Bruce Cockburn’s song “Boundless.” (Another part of the song says, “The sky looks troubled but I feel free” but my brain wasn’t smart enough to make that connection.)

Anyway, I decided to listen the song while I wrote this post. I’d forgotten that the song started and ended with chimes; I have the same chimes in my backyard, so for a second I was confused if I was hearing the yard or the song. (The chimes are made by Music of the Spheres, in Austin. If you need chimes in your yard, check it out. And if you don’t need chimes in your yard, check it out anyway. You can play the chimes, a surprisingly pleasant pastime.)

Oh, and this picture? Just something I saw last fall in Minnesota.

Iona’s Beach Scientific and Natural Area, Minnesota
photographed 9.25.2019

Flight Path

Two gulls, in motion, on the shore of Lake Superior.

Brighton Beach
near Duluth, Minnesota
photographed 9.24.2019

A secret meeting in the forest

I am not sure why a bunch of chairs needed to convene a meeting, but they did.

Two Harbors, Minnesota
photographed 9.26.2019

The Walkers

A bunch of walkers, of various sorts.

Two Harbors, Minnesota
photographed 9.23.2019

Remember Vacations?

It seems so long ago, when the Patient Spouse and I, like two carefree kids, just flew to Minnesota to take what we used to call a “vacation.” Those were indeed simpler times, those long ago days of the fall of 2019. We still think fondly of those times.

Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota
photographed 9.25.2019

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