RAINDROPS ON A BRANCH
PHEEBS AND I HEADED OFF THIS MORNING FOR A WALK IN GODERICH’S EAST END BEHIND THE CEMETERY
NO GREEN BUDS ON THOSE GRAY HARD WOOD TREES YET
WE HEAD OFF ALONG A DARKENED SUN FILTERED FOREST TRAIL
SIGNS OF SPRING ON THIS MORNING’S FOREST FLOOR
CAME ACROSS A NARROW MUDDY ROAD AND FOLLOWED IT
STUMBLED ACROSS AN ODD LOOKING PLACE IN THE FOREST
I WOULD SAY IT’S A HANG OUT FOR LOCAL TEEN-AGERS
A HEAVILY WOODED OLD GROWTH FOREST ONCE STOOD HERE UNTIL A 2011 TORNADO TORE THREW THIS AREA AND TOTALLY DESTROYED IT
CAME ACROSS A POND
EVEN HAD A SHIPWRECK IN IT
MIST COMING OFF A PLOWED FIELD….WHEN WARM SPRING SUNSHINE HEATS UP DARK BARE EARTH THE RESULTING RADIATED AIR MINGLES WITH COLDER MORNING AIR CAUSING A GROUND HUGGING MIST
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A rookie police officer was assigned to ride in a cruiser with an experienced partner. A call came over the car's radio telling them to disperse some people who were loitering. The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner. The rookie rolled down his window and said, 'Let's get off the corner.' No one moved, so he barked again, 'Let's get off the corner!' Intimidated, the group of people began to leave, casting puzzled glances in his direction. Proud of his first official act, the young policeman turned to his partner and asked, 'Well, how did I do?'
'Pretty good,' replied the veteran, 'especially since this is a bus stop.'