Lady in Park, Moon in the Sky

I took a walk the other day in one of my favourite places on earth, Victoria Park in Kitchener. It’s about a 15 minute walk from where I live.

It was a hot day at 28C so I took a wee lunch of an apple and a can of sparkling water and sat for a time at a picnic table writing.

One very bossy duck provided entertainment.

I sat on a bench soaking up the sounds and smells of a day in the park and watched, and felt.

I always pay homage to those for whom the benches are name. If there is one post life-exit thing I would like it would be a bench. Hmmm what should it say?

This one dedicated to Georgina Milley.

And then I saw this:

I stopped to take photos and a lovely young girl, perhaps in her early 20’s stopped to chat to me. I asked her opinion. (I am on a quest lately where I want to hear what others of different ages think of of a myriad of things in this crazy time).

Very softly she said, I think it is rude. And then she said the very thing I was thinking, People should stop tearing down the past and use that energy to build a better tomorrow.

I thought of that on my way home and perhaps felt a wave of sadness then I saw this:

Blossoms on a neighbours tree

This sight of which made me sharply draw in my breath and sigh at the beauty of it and the joy of the Day in the Park returned.

Now to the Moon!

The view from my balcony gives a perfect view of tonight’s Blood Flower Moon Eclipse. So today I spruced up the balcony, placing my chair in the perfect position, only to find that in a few hours rain and clouds are descending for the whole night. so I have no idea what I will see – but I am ready!

Last night’s moon:

The night before the Blood Flower Moon Eclipse

So that’s about all there is here at North of 43. May your day be blessed in beauty!

Chris G May 15th ’22

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

24 thoughts on “Lady in Park, Moon in the Sky”

  1. I muddled up the the dates and went out at 3.10 am this morning to see the MOON which was magnificent with a wonderful halo around it. Unfortunately, even if he clouds clear tonight, I shan’t be able to see the eclipse because there’s a mountain in the way. But I shall try to see the full moon before she starts her performance-

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  2. I love this post. It’s probably the one of yours that has moved me most. Your walk in the park has made me want to do the same here today. And I agree that two desecrate statues recording history is more than just rude. It is absolutely un acceptable.. And the moon – did you eventually see it in all its glory?.

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    1. Last night – pre eclipse was clear and lovely So far it is all clouds! Still hoping for a break in the next hour!


    1. Oh Barb after days and nights of clear skies, the clouds and rain moved in my 8p.m. So we were the same. No moon to see.


  3. I’m glad I went out to see the moon when I did. I did not see the eclipse but it had a lovely tint to it. Then the storms came. I appreciated your walk Chris. It was nice to go along and share your thoughts.

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      1. Thank goodness for that. My cousin in Scotland sent me a photo from her cousin-in-law who is a professional photographer in California. I almost used it with credit to him but decided I should ask his permission first

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