SOLC Day 13: Consolation Prize

March 2021 SOLC–Day 13
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I’ve spent most of last weekend and the past week indoors, so I’ve been yearning to be out and about. I’d tentatively planned to drive down to the marsh this morning. I really needed to get out of my own frazzled mind. To lose myself in nature and photography.

Juniper, my cat, dutifully woke me at 4:30 am, so I could make it for sunrise if I was motivated and willing to forego my morning writing. But still I hesitated. It’s a 45 minute drive down to the marsh which meant I’d be gone for about 2 1/2 – 3 hours. It was supposed to be cloudy, not partially cloudy, but full on cloudy. Also, there was a nasty blowing wind icon on the forecast, and when I checked, it said the wind chill was 20˚F. That wouldn’t be awful except that yesterday’s temperatures in the high 50s apparently drained my tolerance for even the thought of cold.

Not going anywhere sounded enticing. Relaxing.

But getting out sounded healthy. Rejuvenating.

I dithered.


Dithered some more.


As I turned over the pros and cons yet again, I glanced at my watch. Oops. I’d missed the window to make sunrise at the marsh. Well, that was one way to make a decision. Suddenly feeling more focused now that my options were limited, I decided to drive down into “town” to visit the river as a consolation prize.

And what a lovely prize it was!

8 thoughts on “SOLC Day 13: Consolation Prize

  1. hsatlas says:

    This reads like a short story, and reminded me of Where the Crawdads Sing. I love the sentence with Juniper! I was sure you would go to the marsh, but the river excursion sounds (and looks) lovely!

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  2. haitiruth says:

    Beautiful! Ruth,

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  3. Staying close to home for the win, Molly. Wow! You always find and capture such beauty. Thank you for sharing it with the world.

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  4. kd0602 says:

    Oh, the eagles! I think you won the prize with your choice this morning. I can’t even imagine what a 20 degree wind chill would feel like! Sounds downright COLD. Thanks for sharing your pictures–that ice!


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