Saturday, April 22, 2006

Evening stroll

On this morning's walk I took along a cd player. I discovered why it wasn't working. Batteries. So I put in "Best Loved Hymns" performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge. It had earlier been raining, so I particularly appreciated this verse from "Morning has broken." It seems to be about the Garden of Eden, at least that's what all the firsts make me think.

Sweet the rain's new fall
Sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall
On the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness
Of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where his feet pass.

For this evening's walk I popped in a promotional CD for gospel radio--I think. I forget how I happen to have it, but our church library has a "freebie" box for donated items they don't use, so that was probably the source. It was really quite fun, although I think gospel must be a waltz beat--I was either walking too fast or too slow. It lasted just about 30 minutes, ending with "Turn your radio on" with Albert E. Brumley Jr. and Merle Haggard. Love that song.

I counted 21 crab apple trees blooming along our complex's drive, and really the perfume was quite strong. I didn't notice it yesterday morning on the walk in the same area. Must be the time of day, or they have "ripened" and are dropping fast in little white blossom drifts.

12 miles.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

We must be just about in the same growing zone, as the crab apples are blooming in mass here in Illinois. I am so amazed at all the different colors of both blosssoms and leaves.