Friday, July 1, 2011

Thursday at the research park I headed
down to the pond at lunch. They have reduced
the water level probably to discourage the
geese. It worked there were none, it also
showcased the liquor bottles and beer cans
tossed in by the night crowd. The water was fairly
 green with lots of algae. It gave my pictures
a greenish tinge I have not figured out how to
compensate for. However a  proud mom was there
with her brood and they are getting big.

The clouds moved in and out all day but it never rained.
The view below is Nose Hill Park, it is far greener than
normal because of all the rain.  The quote by Emerson
seemed quite appropriate for this borrowed landscape.

"But none of them owns the landscape. There is a property in the
horizon which no man has but he whose eye can integrate
all the parts, that is, the poet. This is the best part of these men's
farms, yet to this their warranty-deeds give no title."

                                      Ralph Waldo Emerson


Lené Gary said...

Lovely pictures, Guy. And the way you look past blemishes in the landscape--the litter and algae--and still celebrate a mom and her brood, and the vegetation, is beautiful. I love the Emerson quote too. :)

Guy said...

Hi Lene

Thanks for your comments. i have to admit i was unhappy about the state of the pond, I think they are fixing the piping. But I have to admire the spirit of the animals to persevere whether it is the geese nesting on the top of the university building or the house sparrows that now live inside the street lights.

As the Whitman quote on another blog I follow says " Nature Remains "

Thanks for stopping by.