The Moon she is a pretty girl who lives up in the stars And that old cloud he's a great old man who loves her
from afar He loves her from afar When Lady Moon smiles down on him ol' Cloud is all
a-wonder So he starts to sing to her and that's what makes the
thunder Can't ya listen baby that's what makes the thunder Love is just a cloudy sky as far as I can see And that ol' cloud up in the sky he got much chance in
love as me And some dry nights she won't come out when she hears
him callin' The tears come streamin' on down his cheeks and that's
the rain a fallin' Don't ya feel it baby hat's the rain a fallin' Love is just a cloudy sky as far as I can see And that ol' cloud up in the sky's got as much a
chance in love as me And when the night starts to gettin' light and he can
see her goin' He throws a kiss across the sky and that's the wind a
blowin', Can't ya feel it honey that's the wind a blowin' Oh love is just a cloudy sky as far as I can see And that ol' cloud up in the sky he's got as much a
chance as me He got as much a chance as me Poem by Shel Silverstein
The bottom picture is the view from the dock at Pellicer Creek. It had started to rain so there was no sitting at the dock for wildlife watching. There were thunder storms last evening so the dirt road was filled with mud puddles. It was quiet with no tourist.
Clouds came down to Earth today. The waters of Pellicer Creek was a reflection of the dark cloudy sky. If it were not for the greenery against the background, one would not know where the sky was, looking up or looking down. Clouds floated in the water and moved with the wind. As Alice Through the Looking Glass, the world can be upside down.
Faver Dykes State Park was originally part of the Buena Suerte Plantation granted in 1817 by Spain to General Joseph Hernandez. During the second Seminole War, the area was occupied by U.S. Troops. A lot of Florida history dwells here.
Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
By William Wadsworth (1770 – 1850)
THERE was a time when meadow, grove, and
stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparell'd in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a
dream. It is not now as it hath been of yore;— Turn wheresoe'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can
see no more.
The rainbow comes and goes, And lovely is the rose; The moon doth with delight Look round her when the heavens are bare; Waters on a starry night Are beautiful and fair; The sunshine is a glorious birth; But yet I know, where'er I go, That there hath pass'd away a glory from
Now, while the birds thus sing a joyous
song, And while the young lambs bound As to the tabor's sound, To me alone there came a thought of
grief: A timely utterance gave that thought
relief, And I again am strong: The cataracts blow their trumpets from
the steep; No more shall grief of mine the season
wrong; I hear the echoes through the mountains
throng, The winds come to me from the fields of
sleep, And all the earth is gay; Land and sea Give themselves up to jollity, And with the heart of May Doth every beast keep holiday;— Thou Child of Joy, Shout round me, let me hear thy shouts,
thou happy Shepherd-boy!
Hiking the nature trail at Faver Dykes, this bird kept his wings spread as if he was going to launch into flight. The tall pine tree was lending and its branches had grown crooked in a very unusual way. It remind me of a Mother Goose poem.
"There was a crooked man,"
By Mother Goose
There was a crooked man,
and walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence
against a crooked stile;
He bought a crooked cat, which
caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in
a little crooked house.
"There was a crooked Bird"
By PL Fallin
There was a crooked bird,
Who flew a crooked mile,
He found a crooked branch against a crooked sky,
He caught a crooked fish, which caught a crooked bug,
And they all lived together in a tall crooked Pine.
The animalcharactersWalt Kelly created for his classic newspaper comic strip Pogo were known for their seemingly simplistic, but slyly perceptive comments about the state of the world and politics.
None is more remembered than Pogo the ‘possum’s quote in the poster Kelly designed to help promote environmental awareness and publicize the first annual observance of Earth Day, held on April 22, 1970: “WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US.” In the poster, under the quote, Pogo is seen holding a litter pick-up stick and a burlap bag. He appears to be getting ready to start cleaning up the garbage humans have strewn over Okefenokee Swamp, the part of the planet where he lives. Kelly used the line again in the Pogo strip published on the second Earth Day in 1971. The words poignantly highlight a key concept of environmental stewardship: we all share part of the responsibility for the trashing of planet Earth, so we should all do our share to help clean it up.