It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Waiting for Pelican

She went down to the old bridge on the river.
She was looking for the Pelican, who comes to fish with the bridge people.
But no one was there.
"Where are you Pelican? I've come to see you."
She looked far up the river and her eyes flew over the still water.
She looked down into the deep mirror below, as the river flowed underneath her and continued west.
She hoped that the Pelican would come, first in the sky and then, maybe, in the other place called reflection.
The river gave no answers. The bridge waited silently....
And the water continued downstream.
She sighed and returned to her mountain.
"I will come, again, tomorrow. Pelican will be here and we will fish this river together."




7 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles....so is pelican a pelican or a person? hope you catch them to morrow...at least you got a great view...

Pauline said...

Beautiful little story and fantastic photos! I like how the patience of 'her' is reflected in the eternal flow of water.

Suz said...

it's worth waiting for the pelican to appear....last year near Dubuque
we saw dozens of white pelicans...and my husband thought I was kidding....no, they really were there...so I hope yours turns up soon
beautiful water

Madeline's Album said...

Beautiful post. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Debora said...

I hope when she finally sees pelican that she has her camera with her. There are more of us who'd like to see him and his reflection. Beautiful words, beautiful pics.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

gorgeous...peaceful...intriguing!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Connie! What beautiful pictures. Is this near where you live? Wow. You get Pelicans there? At Pismo, they glide up and down the coast, flying in unison, like an air force troup, so cool to watch. Hope all is well, know you guys are melting. We're done with our little heat wave here in WA I think, whew, feels good now. Lots of love! Riki