Change of Pace
I’m temporarily in Columbus, Ohio as a diversion while I wait for the wheels of medical assessment to turn, but here are a few shots of a walking path very close to where I’ve been staying in Indianapolis. As with every other place in the country, the weather has been markedly warmer than usual. In practical terms, you’re out of the hot sun while you’re along this path, but on a hot and humid day, the air is so still and humid that the heat you produce by walking will make you grateful for the invention of air conditioning by the time you get home. In cooler mornings, the path is a rewarding retreat.
This path goes along the shoreline of a small lake, so now and then the water comes into view. At certain times of year, this must be a fabulous diversion.
Indianapolis is remarkable to me in that in many areas there is an absence of the “strip and build” mentality so common to where I come from. Areas of lush vegetation are common, and narrower roads and drives must actually be trimmed back now and then to permit the passage of boxy vehicles like the Intrepid. I find it to be amazing, in its own quiet way.
Anyway, cranes visit this lake, and in the evenings you can observe an occasional splash on the surface as a fish goes for a bug. It makes one’s thoughts wander to fishing, but with swarms of minnows visibly wandering the shoreline, I’m thinking that actually catching something may be a relatively rare experience. Still, that would be a good match for my contemplative fishing style.
I suppose that if you’re used to all of this type of landscape, it’s not so remarkable, but as a reminder, I’m from some pretty bare and featureless parts of Illinois, and this is where I’ve been spending most of my time lately: