Showing posts with label mud puddles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mud puddles. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

On Mud pies and puddles

I remember the smell of mud pies in an asphalt puddle
Toes snuggling in the green, green grass
An ant here and there

That was the day I inked-in the lines.
No more scratching out.
No more waiting around for that long-gone miracle.

After all, there's a  new dream just around the corner
scampering into the cacaphony, 
Wrapped in new minted leaves, 

gh the cacaphony,

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Late Winter MudPuddle

There is nothing quite as captivating as a Late Winter MudPuddle, preparing for spring, and with a walking Tree !

20130303Winter mudpuddle-DSC_2582.jpg

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Shooting star wishes for another chance

Shooting star wishes for another chance
To be a simple asteroid
Orbit after orbit
Time and time again

reflection running track and reservoire.jpg

Friday, March 18, 2011

Warning! Seductive Suicide Puddle! [Staff Photographer Rachel]

Warning!  Warning!  Suicide Puddle Ahead!
by Staff puddle finder

At approximately 4:22 this afternoon we received a report that a possible Suicide Puddle had been cited near the bridle path underpass directly down from the South Reservoir Pump Station.  Upon investigation it was determined that the requisite Suicide Puddle elements had indeed conflued.  Not only was this puddle Suicidistic but it was also a Seducing Puddle, designed to lure admirers into it's sphere.  A warning cone was placed to mark the spot for pedestrians and moving vehicles such as autos.   

Suicide puddle

Only moments later our Staff Puddle Finder found a woman at the puddle's edge, captivated.  Armed personnel were called, and a rescue was executed.  The woman's identity is obscured using advanced photo technology.
Seductive Suicide Puddle

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pre-Spring Mudpuddle Preview Document

Many of you mudpuddle trackers have been concerned, as have I, that certain parties may succeed in their efforts to relocate our most dedicated reflecting mudpuddles.  I use the word relocate, because we know that mudpuddles are spiritual and immortal and cannot be (ssshhhhhh--eradicated...).  They may be forced underground and out of sight, but their soul does not perish.  This puddle has lived here since the late 1800s. Thankfully this  vigorous mudpuddle remains a lusty beacon for oncoming spring.

First MudPuddle Central Park March 2 029 #2
North West Reservoir Bridle Path, March 211

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Two Individuals Counting Members of A Fuzzy Set of Mudpuddles

I love the foreverness of mudpuddles, and I certainly cannot resist an entire fuzzy set of them! Why is our set of forever mudpuddles fuzzy?  Why is it not a crisp set?


First of all, because I am a fuzzy-set sort of person. 

In a fuzzy set, one doesn't know whether an element (mudpuddle) is a member of the set or not,  because we have incomplete or missing information.  We do not know for certain, for example, whether or not Every One of our Mudpuddles is Entirely Immortal.   But, we are willing to take a chance..

In a crisp (or classical) set, an element either belongs, or does not belong, to the set. 

Personally, I like a little room for doubt~~a wee wiggle of ambiguity, if I may. 

evening 011

Fuzzy Set of Mudpuddles

Thursday, February 18, 2010

White Feather with Snow Drop

I almost missed it, pre-occupied as I was. .

Nothing fast enough for me! Right, left, scratch and skid.
Damn snow.
Who's in charge, and where's the salt?
I have some thoughts to mull about
and very little time.
Move over!

I hunkered at the corner curb to watch my step, and in that pause, I paid attention. 
And look what I got for my money.
white feather in snowfix

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Plain and Perfect Puddle

There I was again, out in the cold afternoon looking for the perfect puddle. I might have been Sherlock with a magnifying glass, when I took a slight misstep...

Yes! Sightly soggy sounding, but definitely and none the less a crunch. There it was! The perfect sounding puddle right beneath my toe.
Can you hear it?
plain puddle fix

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Irresistible Spring MudPuddle

The winter freeze has thawed, and it is time for a bit of spring.  I know it's premature, but I cannot resist a little indulgence in a clear, non-icy puddle.  Along the running path nearby, there's a favorite I have been watching for several years.  Graders come, land-levelers go, dirt arrives in piles nearby for shovelling.  My dear mudpuddle!  It survives them all.  And why not?  Beauty is a trancendental item.

(Look carefully, and you will catch sight of new puddles just recently born)


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Summer Mudpuddle, hybernating

Have you noticed? A good mudpuddle may appear to dry, but it remains as quiet and simple as a whiff of smoke to live another day. It's winter now, deep in January.
Fix Winter puddle east of res
There they are smaller, true, and frozen, but they will survive to live another spring.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Puddle Enriched

Our mudpuddle to be now looks the same, but it is enriched with one new reflection. 

bus passing a puddle

The Learning Puddle

A quiet afternoon, cold, late fall. Who would suspect that perhaps a nearby puddle was seeking immortality in mud? This lucky puddle has caught a person waiting for a bus.

A good mudpuddle takes time to grow and to understand the landscape of home, full of reflections.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall Leaves Playing in a Mud Puddle

There’s something about a mud-puddle. They fascinate me, since they appear to be immortal. People pile on the dirt and sod, the gravel and the asphalt. Laying in wait, however, is the soul of a puddle. Who could resist a swim in a puddle? Not a sparrow, not a puppy, not a leaf.

puddle leaves