Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jupiter and Venus

 Baby mergansers driven up on shore and held there by a mama loon guarding her chick

"Blaze strikingly in the dawn this week..." man, oh, man, that is no lie. I got up at 4 to finish up the Farm Side while it is reasonably quiet and there they were. Venus is so bright that it looks unnatural-like a glowing orb the size of a softball out there over the old pasture with Jupiter right beside it, smaller but still absurdly bright. Wow, what a treat-worth getting up for all by themselves. 

It is nice to hear our resident green frog croaking up a storm out in the water garden too..and it is blessedly cool and brisk for a change.

Guess I'd better get to work. Have a good one.


Cathy said...

Oh you gotta forgive inserting this personal 'note', but when you mention dazzling Venus . . . and early morning . . well . .. here tis :)

Bringing the Sun Up

No lights in the neighbors' windows yet.
Venus, my February companion,
floats above Ed’s roof.
The planet is so bright with reflected light
that the cold on my cheeks
feels like heat.

That’s why I stand here,
on a quiet street, waiting.
For the planet's fading into dawn,
for the cardinal's silhouette at the feeder,
for Ed, in his red flannels, collecting the paper.
For the heart’s cares melting,
like Venus,
into morning.

Terry and Linda said...

Cathy poem and your post are perfect for a rich hot summer day. Cooler here and glad of it.


threecollie said...

CAthy, that is beautiful! I always love your poetry!

Linda, glad to hear it is cooler. Yesterday was really pleasant here too. Raining today. And isn't Cathy's poetry wonderful!

Cathy said...

I'd hoped you'd approve :) Thank you.

threecollie said...

Cathy, your poetry is wonderfully lyrical and evocative...I love it!