You can learn more about this 20 min. a Day Exercise, and why I think the experience can provide interesting opportunities for Writing Prompts, in the Introductory Post, and then follow the link, at the end of each post, to the next chapter.
Yesterday was Day 3, and while it looks like I needed a canoe to reach my Sit Spot there was anough room for me to walk around the lake that formed overnight, and reach the bench. ;-D
Question #3: Can you find Polaris from your Anchor Point?
Quote to Ponder:
Keep your sense of proportion by regularly, preferably daily, visiting the natural world
It rained overnight, and looked to be clearing up when I awoke at 7am, but even if I wanted to, living in the city, I might not be able to see Polaris on a clear night unless I had a telescope.
Last night, as I got home from work, looking in the right direction, where the sky was clear, all I saw was blackness, and no stars.
Bt 930am, yesterday morning, it had begun to rain again like nobodies business, but upon reading the quote of the day how could I not go to my Sit Spot?
Nature is just as beautiful a place to contemplate your belly button when wet as it can be when dry, afterall. ;-D
So I grabbed my umbrella, hopped on my bike, and set off in what was, by 1030am, just a drizzle.
As I pulled up, at 11am, it started raining hard again, and the open space where my Sit Spot is had developed its own lake, and a muddy path to the bench, and the creek was flowing faster than usual.
I'm sitting on the top of the back of the bench, with my umbrella to protect me from the rain, as I gaze out at the creek below.
Birds are chirping, and flying about, rain be damned and, somewhere nearby, but hidden by the bushes...a woman keeps giggling up a storm of her own in a delightfully melodious voice that echoes across the creekbed in which she must be walking (Alone, or not, there is no way to know.)
In keeping with the quote of the day I smile as i contemplate the notion that that disembodied voice may not be of this world, afterall...
I wonder if it could be Mother Nature taking some humor from the scene of I, a mere mortal struggling with thoughts of his future, coping with the obstacle course that her handy work has brought into being... ;-D
After 5 minutes she stops laughing, and moves on to more pressing matters on her daily schedule, leaving me to sit in the rain for another 5 minutes before the clouds move on to the east.
There are many parks, and trails, in LA, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties, some of which I can reach by Bus, train, and foot, and explore, and even some places I can ride my bike, but I have to make day trips out of the adventure since I don't have a car to cut down on travel time, and I work 5, or 6, days a week.
I've even managed a few hikes, and shared pictures, here.
Explore them all, at your leisure, if you choose, and take from my stories, and photos, whatever inspiration they provide. ;-D
As the days go by, on this Sit Spot Adventure, I find myself promising to get out, and about, more often.
My time is up for the day, and I have a bus to catch for work, so I head east down the Santiago Creek Trail, taking in the water as it flows from a tiny waterfall, over rocks in its path, and into the bushes below my Sit Spot, on its journey westward to the Santa Ana River, and eventually the Pacific Ocean in Huntington Beach.