Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 277: Necklace of Birds

During my final length in the [super-cold!] CAC pool this morning, I was doing the inverted breaststroke on my back and noticed a series of V-shaped white clusters gliding through the periwinkle-blue sky.  I realized that these white dots were actually birds flying together, and they continued in the V formations but subtly shifted and exchanged positions as they glided onward.

These morning birds in mid-flight looked like delicate necklaces of white beads as they moved and flowed, and eventually they disappeared behind the office building in the neighboring block as I reached the end of the pool.


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