For awhile today, I was feeling pent up, and a little like a caged animal. I've found there are a few things I can do to lessen these feelings. I can either work in my garden a little, go for a ride on my bike, or plug into good programming on my TV.
We are heating up here in Sacramento, so my method of escape was a bike ride earlier today before it became too warm. I rode to nearby Hagan Community Park in Rancho Cordova. I don't know if it was the sweet aroma of Jasmine in bloom along the way, or the sound of a very deep throated bull frog in the park's pond, that quickly liberated my mind from the pandemonium caused by a pandemic. "Romp, romp," went that big ole guy. You can always tell the size of a frog by their voice. The little ones sound a higher pitched, "Redeep." While with the more middle sized adolescents, it's, "Rivet."
Near pond's edge gathered a flock of Canadian Geese. Most being half grown and still actively protected from any perceived human threat, on her bicycle nearby.
In another area of the nearly 80 acre park, an aggressive construction project is going on! A former swimming pool complex, which had been in need of repair, has been demolished, and is being replaced with a new 10 lane pool, in addition to a recreation pool. It is scheduled to open to the public in Summer 2021.
Near my exit from the park, I came across a pair of squirrels. They were enjoying the peaceful day, in a park nearly devoid of humans, on a day which would normally be packed to the rim with holiday activity! Once home, I returned thoughts back to the park. Life affirming activity exists there. There are the frogs, the families of geese and the cuddling squirrels. All of it so beautiful in its simplest form! And, none of it requiring any sacred ceremony!
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