Friday, March 9, 2012

Pilgrimage

This is the time of year I feel drawn to make pilgrimages to the nascent lakes. I come with nothing but my need. I come to fill an empty space inside me with images of the possible. I come to encounter the immanent. 

This is the lake that will open on April 1.


First, though I haven't laid eyes on it in months, it is still there.


Second, others have come as well. There is already life there. The great flowering has begun.


Third, Winter is letting go its grip, the locks are opening, the chains are falling away.


Fourth, the lifeblood is flowing, spreading, opening.


Finally, I have come to be ready.

8 comments:

  1. The last photo is a great reminder of why people who like to ice fish should stay away from areas that streams and brooks dump into lakes.

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    1. Ain't it the truth. One of the reasons I never got into ice fishing.

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  2. Spring is definitely right around the corner...despite such a mild winter in my area I'm still excited to see some green grass and leaves back on the trees for a change.
    Won't be long now.....

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    1. Glad to hear about the green. We're still waiting for that, but these 40 to 60 degree days are swelling the buds. It was a mild winter--but still long.

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  3. Excellent group of photos. Looks like a great place take a kayak or canoe. May spring come quickly :) Tight Lines.

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    1. It is a great place in the early season. I have traditionally fished it with canoe, but last year I went ahead and started out with the float tube. I figured if I'd been standing in an icy river all winter I could stand sitting in a float tube.

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  4. Look at that inlet stream....oh yes.

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    1. I love the way the living water flows into the ice...

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