Sunday, October 13, 2013

Park Fountain

It's lonely out early on a Sunday morning. Just a couple of gulls and  some spraying water from the Lincoln Park fountain. It's in its last few days. Soon the water will be shut off for another winter, and its' basin will just fill with snow. Around these parts, I always find a bit of sadness attached when fountains are turned off. Although, it would present quite a photo op to see water here attempting to gush forth at 10˚ below zero, the damage would be felt long before the beauty. I guess I'll have to settle for some fall colors, reflecting water, prancing gulls and a building lurking in the background.
Not a bad trade, if you ask me.
Happy Autumn.

15 comments:

  1. It is pleasant to go for a walk on a fine fall morning, but there is something melancholy about fall. The sun is going away, plants are dying, and winter's chill isn't far off.

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  2. Seems to be a very pleasant place!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  3. Autumn: A bit sad, a bit uplifting too...A lovely setting for saying good byes...(So, it's going to be 10 below zero this winter??!)

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  4. One of the nice things about living here is we can look foward to 6-8 months of really nice weather once fall hits. And we don't have to turn off fountains. What are you doing up wandering around early on Sunday morning. I'm going to play golf, what's your excuse? :)

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  5. Yep, I hate it when they turn the fountains off, especially the splash pads. But, no use having a splash pad if it is too cold to splash.

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  6. it is beautiful now, for sure. :)

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  7. I like the way you framed it with the two golden trees.

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  8. Beautiful and nostalgic.. I love that moood, that moment , that thought!

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  9. You've put me in the mood for fall!

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  10. Autumn is beautiful but sad because we know what is coming!

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  11. It is a nice place for a walk. Fall is emotionally a mixed time. There is much beauty and the days can be gorgeous, but the season is also foretelling the arrival of the (much-hated) New England winter.

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  12. It is a beautiful scene, for now....

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  13. Hope to see a photo with the fountain pond filled with snow -- should be beautiful too -- barbara

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