Wednesday, July 14, 2010

the fountain

Here is Mary posing in front of a magnificent fountain in Lake Eola public park. This park is soooo pleasant just to walk around and take in all the scenery and feed the scampering squirrels.

There is something about fountains with the sound of the falling water splashing into the water below that is calming and peaceful. But the main reason for having the fountain in this blog is to say that it is summer and there are beautiful fountains everywhere. But what about the throes of winter? Is the water frozen over with ice? Is there fallen snow piled high on the fountain’s centerpiece? Not here in Orlando. This fountain will look exactly the same and Mary and I will enjoy it’s beauty as we pass by it on our way to have lunch at a trendy sidewalk cafe.

I don’t know why but I am always mesmerized by the shimmering blue water. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to go into this crystal clear blue water and splash around? It is so nice to be able to enjoy these activities, of a walk in a sunny park year ‘round. When those yankees up north are up to their “you-know-what” in snow, Mary and I will be relaxing having a casual lunch at the outdoor cafe watching the joggers and strollers pass by. Have a pleasant day. After all, it is summer throughout the nation. But old man winter with his snow and ice is coming (only not to Orlando though). Lew

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