October 13th, 2008

First Snow of the Season and the Ghost Walk





One of the most important things a Druid can do is to pay attention to what's going on in nature in your own neck of the woods. I am usually pretty good at this, from a lifetime of habit, but I am not very good at posting my observations. I'm going to try and be more regular with this. So today is Monday, Oct. 13, and the snow is beautiful. It began falling sometime during the early morning of Oct. 12 and fell lightly throughout yesterday (Sunday). I took a walk downtown and there were very few people around. It was pretty nice. One group of young people had built a ramp in a pocket park to try some skiing; they were video-ing it (is that a word? Because filming is, but today's video cameras don't always use film!). They will probably post their series of mishaps, successes, and painful wipeouts on YouTube I imagine. My days of intentionally seeking broken bones through feats of daring are long gone. Old bones take longer to heal. So yesterday the light snow fell in fine flakes all day, and as I walked, the squeak of the new snow kept pace with me. Today it is sunny (see photos) and the snow will melt away...for now, but it will be back soon...

My Ghost Walks are still chugging along. I haven't had that many folks yet, about 16 over the last month or two, but it is fun when people show up. We trade spooky stories, wander the dark and lonely places, and think about the big questions of life. You can get a taste by watching my video...