per·i·pa·tet·ic
ˌperēpəˈtedik/
adjective
  1. 1.
    traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
    "the peripatetic nature of military life"
    synonyms:nomadic, itinerant, traveling, wandering, roving, roaming, migrant,migratory, unsettled
    "I could never get used to her peripatetic lifestyle"
  2. 2.
    Aristotelian.
noun
  1. 1.
    a person who travels from place to place.
  2. 2.
    an Aristotelian philosopher.

Thursday, April 10, 2008




If you are just about anywhere in the Midwest today, chances are you are indoors contemplating the rain-soaked garden outside instead of working in it. I hope that some more pictures from our hike at Devil's Kitchen this past Sunday will brighten your day. What a difference just a few days make in the weather! Note the milky appearance of the water in the runoff creek below the dam. Quite a bit of sediment is being carried downstream to eventually enrich someone's garden or farm field. It will take several weeks of dry weather for the sediment to settle and for the water to clear. Springs feed into the lake itself and keep its deep waters cold enough for even trout to thrive in the hot summer weather this area usually enjoys.

4 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful in the Midwest -- so nice to see that first gold-green of leaves.

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  2. W2W, I love your photos and your reflections on the sedimentary water. I, too, have been gazing out at the garden today unable to work and itching to do so.~~Dee

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  3. Thank you, Nancy. I am flattered that you like my pics. I am not much of a photographer. I think my husband has more talent than me. He took the picture of me framed by the rock overhang, which I suppose is appropriate since he is a geologist.

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  4. Dee, you are a woman after my own heart. Roses, for me at least, have always evoked a sense of mystery, of life unfolding, and of time well-invested. They become like children, if you are fortunate enough to stay in one place long enough to care for them. I find myself thinking about their needs almost as often as I think about my kids' (not really). Still, I think they represent the complicated nature of human life: beauty gradually revealed, surrounded by a prickly barrier to keep out the world.

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