Flashback Friday: Loony Tunes

Eight years ago today I had set my quietest alarm for 5:30 am, and crept out of bed as silently as possible. I made myself a nice cup of coffee, grabbed a couple of fresh doughnuts, and drove off into the silent pre-dawn darkness with my little 52-pound canoe on the roof and hope in my heart. When I got to my destination, 20 minutes later, as I was putting my fishing gear into the canoe, this single cloud was my companion. It was a perfect morning for meditation and serenity and a pair of loons were singing to each other on the lake, and I remember it as if it were yesterday.

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13 Responses to Flashback Friday: Loony Tunes

  1. Vicki says:

    Lovely image and more importantly, lovely memory (of the moment).

    • krikitarts says:

      Yes, in these trying times, we find ourselves taking refuge in–but also inspiration from–the memories. There are many more to be made, and let’s get on with it.

      • Vicki says:

        We are so lucky to have many images to look back on. Even my old street photography in the city, especially the cafes and small laneways, were a hive of activity. One can’t help but wonder if it will all come back one day.

  2. That silver lining from the sky is melting and falling in the water..Such a wonderful shot!!

  3. That solitary cloud even looks like a canoe.

  4. Peter Klopp says:

    The early morning cloud announcing the rising sun added a heavenly touch to your photo.

  5. shoreacres says:

    There’s very little more haunting than the call of a loon, and very little that’s more touching than a mama with her babies on her back. Combine a lake with loons, and you have some memories worth preserving.

    • krikitarts says:

      I am so in agreement. They are, thankfully, pretty common on “our” lake, but it’s special when they pay a visit to one of the small ones that I frequent and share some of their time with me.

  6. Adrian Lewis says:

    Excellent post, wonderful recollections, and wonderful to have those recollections – it makes me feel as if I were there too – and the loons (divers) are the icing on the cake, we have them here too, though not breeding down here in the south. Great stuff! :)

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