Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Melancholy...

...is what I am today. I was planning to write about it, but what the hell. Been there, done that, and couldn't explain it properly if I tried again.

So instead, some photos from this morning's walk (4.5 miles!), views which distracted me momentarily.

The weather was slightly different from that of the past two mornings. The color of the light had shifted, and the ocean (including fishing boats) was enveloped in an eerie haze...



Some parts of my neighborhood remind me a little bit of the Mediterranean. Or is that just me wishing I could be strolling the narrow streets of Palma, Mallorca again, this time with a lover to be named later...?



But it's also a nice neighborhood -- and was a nice day -- for peacocks...



And if Buick Rivieras must die, what better place for them to meet their end?



Even when I'm sad, it's a pretty place.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! I miss color...sigh. We have a strom coming in two days...yippee me. *grins* have a good evening. T

sugarcane said...

Your neighborhood is beautiful. Mine, on the other hand, is old and run down, and we have flocks of pidgeons instead of beautiful peacocks.

Congrats on the 4.5 miles! I'm lucky to make it 4.5 blocks. Well, I am a bit scared to walk here, but that's another story altogether.

Anonymous said...

The peacocks were a surprise to see. I thought they only lived in the gated communitie - R.H. Estates....

Congrats on the 4.5 mile walk! Looks like it was an enjoyable outing for you.

H

MrScribbler said...

H -- Peacocks don't worry about trivia such as gates. I understand some of the locals near where this photo was taken are not happy to have the pesky (and noisy) things wandering around.

Someone should fit them with saddles so large, pampered cats could ride them.

Kim said...

Peacocks? Are they wild?

MrScribbler said...

Kim -- Depends on what you mean by "wild," I suppose. Haven't heard of anyone being attacked by packs of predatory peacocks, but they wander around at will and no one owns 'em....

Anonymous said...

The peacocks are cool! It looks lovely. I hope you are feeling happier soon. It sucks to be down, and you are too much of a sweetheart for that.

Gill

Japee said...

That top photo is gorgeous. 4.5, Wow! You are out walking me. You will be across the country before you know it.

MrScribbler said...

japee -- we have to get you and your camera out here to really show this place off right!

Kit said...

That first picture of the ocean is positively eye-stopping. I'd love it for a wallpaper.

P.S. I'm glad you're home and able to walk about. Sorry I've been too busy to spend any extra time on the puter and visit your little corner of the web.

John0 said...

When I look at the large version of the top picture the contrast of moos from bottom to top is striking.
I'm digging these recent photos a lot.

maryjane said...

Peacocks and old cars waiting for death...such a range of scenes in your neighbourhood.

It's good to see you're out walking, recovery is a good colour on you - maybe you don't need my cinemax photo after all ;)

DAL said...

I can walk a couple of miles if I have to, don't know if I could do 4 miles in one go.

Tha Buick isn't dead yet, it's just resting. It needs someone with a few thousand dollars to wake it up.