Day 208: Something Beautiful—Kenai in the Rain

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.

Day 9—The Alaskan Adventure. Homer, Alaska and its charm and quirks and last call image below are part of road trip folklore—at least for now. But not before being a degree separated from a near maritime disaster—being locked in a public restroom on the spit in Kachemak Bay. Not me but the woman in the room adjacent to mine. There is no information offered at the restrooms about who to contact for any kind of malfunction or emergency, but diligent searching taught me that it is the harbor master who determines the course of action in such instances. Upon reporting the problem, he told me a previous incident was addressed with a saws-all. I watched him ride off toward the facility and hoped that it would not come to such means—but, in Homer, one never knows.

On the way back dark and mysterious with soft green Kenai giants poking their heads into troubled pewter skies only slightly fading aqua waters at the mountain’s base. I go back to paint tomorrow and am hoping for great contrasts in the early morning sky. Not the same as today’s grey complaints but . . . defiantly bold and distinct—con aria di sfida audace e distinto.

homer last call


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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