Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Salt Marsh Diary is Restorative

Salt Marsh Diary writer Mark Seth Lender was featured on Living on Earth last week, and I was led to his online diary. It is a welcome respite from the snow covered mud outside the library's windows, where no bird or even a lone squirrel is visible from this vantage point and the remains of a snow sculpture is but a hulk of frozen dirty slush.

Lender's words practically sing: "In the glass-calm morning the wading birds come walking, with their long feet talking, tickling at the bottom as they stop, then stride." [from Upon Reflection I]. Escape from northern Ohio briefly with the Mountain Bluebird in Wire to Wire. The photos and prose alike are beautiful. Thank you, Mr. Lender. Salt Marsh Diary is syndicated by the Connecticut River Gazette.

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