© Tom Gable
“Yesterday I went for a walk over and around Marjorie (a small lake near my cabin). On my way there I frightened a brown thrasher that had hid himself in the swamp grass around the creek that runs out of Josephine (another small lake just to the southwest of Marjorie). I tried to find him once he flew but he had found a better hiding spot I suppose. Marjorie was very still when I arrived at her shore, the only movement was the flitting of birds or a quiet wave of air dancing on her waters. The land was content.
© Tom Gable
Shortly after my arrival the rain began but it was gentle and soft, so I welcomed it. A gentle rain without wind is a beautiful event, especially when one can watch it trickle through the pine and cedar branches. I then went to sit on an open cliff on the north side of Josephine after I had walked around Marjorie. It was one of the most peaceful moments I can remember. The rain fell on the glassy lake in front of me and all that could be heard was the light tinkle as it turned from rain to lake water. The wilderness is the only place that affords one to witness such calm and serene happenings as this – the only place where once can watch free of cost and alone the most majestic and beautiful occurrences of this world”
– An excerpt from my journal while I was in McGregor Bay, Ontario, Canada on May 23, 2013
Also, Happy Father’s Day! I am thankful for my father on this day for he showed me the wonder that exists in nature every where!