The sky is heart-breakingly blue and on days like this the dust bunnies, dishes and laundry don't stand a chance. There are some days when you just have to hit the road. Oh, you don't have to go that far, just to a place that gives you a sense of freedom, that reminds you of other places, perhaps.
This is pretty, but today, with the air being so crisp, and the sky being so blue, I think we need a little more. I think we need this:
This lake (Erie), while not perfect, is only twenty minutes away. At this spot, there's a long pier with a lighthouse. The beach is wide today, and only slightly weedy. There's a rush of wind and water. The light just sparkles. You can feel lighthearted here, if only for a short while. You are quickly faced with a conundrum. Do you look down, and closely examine the sand and the rocks and any treasure you might spy.....
Or do you look at the long view, the greater perspective....oh look, I almost walked right by this umm...sculpture (?)
Just a few paces from the beach is an old cemetery and church. Most of the stones are very old, and barely legible. Many are tilted.
A stone commemorating the sinking of a steamer ship in 1850 (and the 25 people lost). This lake is shallow, and fierce storms can whip up very quickly.
These old cemeteries are such peaceful places, but I can't help feeling like I'm trespassing a little. I'll just tiptoe back to the beach.