Yesterday was a beautiful day, but the weatherman is predicting unrelenting rain starting some time today, so I figured that I had better get out and do a little walking, while I had the chance. Jim, from Ocean Breezes http://jabacue.blogspot.com/ had some wonderful pictures of the ocean near him on his blog yesterday, and it made me hungry for my own large body of water -- Lake Ontario. It's still very much Winter by the shores.
I hadn't expected to see much life there yesterday. It was very cold, and, as previously seen, frozen. But, I was wrong. As I walked along beside the shore, I came upon a Canada Goose pair eating grass from a patch where everything had thawed.
I was all alone when I got to the lake, and down by the shore it was pretty isolated. But, soon after I got there I heard voices, and turned to see two young men sliding down the hill behind me. They were kind of scruffy looking, and I have to admit I got somewhat uneasy. I took a look at them, and saw that they were both on the small side. "OK," says I, "I probably outweigh both of them together, and I have my treking poles, so I'll be able to put up a good fight, at least." But, I decided that the best offense might be friendliness, so I put on my best harmless old lady smile and said hello.
And, I got, in return, lovely sweet smiles and a willingness to talk. It turns out that they were members of a band called "The Fear of Falcons." And, they were excited, as only the young can be, by the fact that their band was playing tonight in one of the larger club venues in Rochester -- The Water Street Music Hall. We ended up joking and talking about everything from their coming fame, to Janis Joplin. I left them with a very pleasant feeling in my mind. In spite of all the adverse publicity around, there are still good kids in the world. I wish them every success, and hope that, some day, "The Fear of Falcons" will, indeed, be famous.