I took this photo on a walk to Trinity Bellwoods on Oct. 1st, which happened to be a warm, hazy day. Didn’t think much of it at time but as I sit here today archiving photos and hibernating from the extreme cold of the polar vortex, it seems rather poignant.
Poem in the photo: Joyce Sidman, “Into the Mud” from Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems:
chill seeps into black
water. No more days of bugs
and basking. Last breath, last sight
of light and down I go, into the mud. Every
year, here, I sink and settle, shuttered like a
shed. Inside, my eyes close, my heart slows
to its winter rhythm. Goodbye, good-
bye! Remember the warmth.
Remember the quickness.
And then just to top it off, I found a video of the painting being done in the park earlier in the summer.
Gratuitous solicitation for votes again. This time for Best of 2013 Challenge on @twenty20app . Truly an honour just to be in the 100 images selected as finalists. Clickity-click leave your <3. Thanks much. :) SD
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