Now that summer has unofficially begun and the swimming season is officially underway I want to share some photos showing the transformation of Walden from wilderness to public recreation area.
Sunday 5/21 … Art in its natural form and place
The nesting of the season
Putting out the buoys ..Wednesday 5/24
Preparing the swim markers
Not weather (or water) for paddling ..yet
The beach divided
Despite the still cool water (only a degree or two above 60) and the less than desirably cool air temperature (not touching 70) the beach was beginning to brim by the time I finished my swim this afternoon. It was still pretty easy to navigate a path through the water without colliding though.
the beach is starting to fill
Even the open water swimmers are sparse
Yes… Despite the weather, the season begins!
Another languid summer day
As fall approaches fast.
A gentle breeze brushes past
A low pitched murmur,
Punctuated by an occasional screech
or delighted shriek…
Sand speckled with beach chairs
Towels strewn carelessly
Table clothes for tupperware tossed with fruit.
Grapes, apple slices, melon.
Morning on a school day
Mothers bring their younger ones
Digging in the sand.
While watching over
Older siblings not in school
A toddler chases toddler sized ball
Into shallow water
Beyond figures standing
Knee deep further in.
Lifeguards, ropes all disappeared.
The season gone another year.
Mothers standing chatting. Eye to
Another gazing over
Blue reflection of the sky.