Dark Falling Night Blue

Open sky
No clouds
Purple Blue
Black blue
Dark falling
Night blue
One glittering
White star
A sliver
Of moon
Two egrets
Flying home
No clouds
Open sky
Bear … 05.24.2015

18 comments on “Dark Falling Night Blue

  1. Hi…Beautiful prose! Thanks so much for sharing your posts…Wishing you days of gentle winds—soft curves and wonder…Phil

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  3. I could feel it and then saw it with the two egrets. NICE!
    And thanks for sharing St. Mary’s River with us yesterday. It was a new river to me and after looking at the map it appears not to have only a few points of access once you get upstream a few miles.
    Take care.

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    • Thank, you Wally.

      You followed the St. Mary’s? She is, so far, pristine. Most of the bank(s) only have private access, but it is difficult to tell looking at Google Earth, as the river depth determines what is accessible and/or navigable and with what … or not … and that changes with the rainfall. Thank you for looking closer. Many “sports” were out today … Memorial Day weekend.

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      • Yes, I did follow the river. I saw something strange on both the Google Earth and Google Map sites. Near Gilman Drive/Cooper Bridge Road. A branch of the St. Mary’s runs southward. Just north of the bridge (between the south branch and the main river). There are several (many) geometric patterns that I first took as roads. They are dark lines and could possibly be canals. The elevation there averages about 0 to 1 foot above sea level. The land to the west is about 6 feet above sea level and has some roadways. What are those dark lines? Are they canals? Why would there be such perfectly geometric canals where no one lives? And why so many of them?

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        • …on way out the door, will look later…

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        • OK I’ve had a look-see. I’ve thought about this configuration before. I thought it might be a craw-dad farm, but though quite a few are listed in this area, non are right there. So it may be some other aqua-culture. White-Oak Plantation, just upriver is a presidential retreat spot. Sumbarine Base near Kingsland, Mayport to the south, Jacksonville is a big port and Navy town. Lots of shrimping in this area, but just inland like that I am guessing a fish hatchery. St, Marys isn’t stocked, but lots of rivers and creeks are. I live much farther up-river, which is southwest of that spot. Crandal, marked on the maps, does not exist. It was burned by local Indians in late 1800s. Much of the “vacant” land is owned by Rainier (mostly timber, paper, pulp) including Crandal. There are homes in the area you described, but you can’t get as close to the ground, via Google Earth as 7 to 10 years ago. We used to be able to get a 50ft. view of our property, now we can’t. Dunno if that is good or not, ’cause only the public (me) can’t see. Much is disguised or blurred or hidden, over much of the world. I used to fly around Tibet and China and Greenland, now they are blurred to hide mining and other development.

          Whatever is being done, it isn’t stagnant, it arranged so that there is moving fresh water with current. Very clever. There are building and roads under the nearby trees. Interesting patches of varying green. I am not trained in identifying vegetation by aerial color. Gillman Drive shields the whole facility. Aqua-culture is my guess. Nothing clandestine.

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          • Thanks BPP; I know nothing about crawdad or fish farming but now that you mention that, it seems to make sense. That may be a fun job; tending the crawdad or fish farms. But I bet the mosquitoes can be distracting. What type of work did you do that took you flying around Tibet and China and Greenland? Greenland is interesting because it was such a great farming community before the ‘big freeze’ killed all the plants. I often wonder if it is coming back to a warmer climate that will allow farming to rise again.
            Well – – – thanks for the information on Saint Mary’s River. I think I could live there and enjoy it.

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          • Flying via Google Earth ..hahaha 😀 Sorry to have misled … that is what I meant by “blurred”.

            My father (turns 93 next week) and his wife actually have been there … Tibet by hiking via Nepal and also Tibet by truck via China, for the fun of it. Working for NASA they had really really good vacation time. Greenland was accessed in WWII as there was a Flying Fortress base. I did not grow up in that household. While there is much to have missed out on, they are engineers and think like engineers and find poetry, ALL of the arts, including music and fiction writing, and any sorts of embellishment for the sake of aesthetics (such as painting, pictures that are not diagrams or maps, stained glass, frieze, sculpture, etc.) to be a frivolous waste of time.

            My husband would agree with you. He considers this to be his Paradise.

            I recently read Three Voyages by Rene Laudonniere … Up through Savannah and down through St. Augustine, including the area that is now Jacksonville/Duval County truly was a Paradise … 500 years ago.

            BTW skeets are not bad when out of the shade or when there is a breeze or rain. Most touristy or urbanized areas spray. Fragile salt marshes (not us) and wetlands (our property is designated wetlands) are not so great for tourist type recreation and are full of skeets … 😀 And skeets are part of the food-chain, (canals and aqua-culture are verboten in wetlands). Right now the yellow flies and deer flies are driving people and critters crazy, but mostly in the shady places that skeets also like. Not so different from the infamous biting black flies of the Adirondacks.

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    If only I could fly away and get away from all this grief!

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  5. Bad Wolf says:

    Love it, Bear!

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