Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fishtrap Creek

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Mountains' majesty

We had some beautiful weather in February, and one Saturday morning it was so spectacular I drove out into the county and took some pictures. I remember thinking about the fact that some of these mountains are in Canada and, as I was taking the pictures, people were there for the Olympics.







Plaintive cries

I work in Bellingham, which technically is a port city.

I work in a lawyer's office, nothing to do with the port, and most of the time I'm hardly aware that the water is near, but when I come out of work at the end of the day and walk to my car, I see the water.

Any time that I come outside, I am likely to hear the seagulls' cry. This video captures the melancholy sound as the sky darkens at the close of day.

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I tried to think of a poem that would somehow reflect this mood, but I couldn't come up with one.