Every spring I like to buy a big rubber ball for the pool., and it’s become a ten year tradition that I intend to keep up for a very long time. It’s not just that the ball is fun to play with. I really enjoy the simple pleasure of having a big bright orb floating around in blue water. The ball stays until it goes over the fence and no one wants to climb after it, or it pops, or the sun and heat reduce it to a fraction of its former size. — and then it’s gone.
Until this year it’s always been a red ball, but we’re on a bit of a blue kick right now so our ball looks like a little happy replica of the Earth , drifting along in space. Okay, maybe not, but if you squint and use your imagination it does.
Last week Hurricane Alex dropped more than seven inches of rain on the yard in just over two days and all the low spots filled up with water. Our ball floated out into the yard and nestled near the flower bed in some awesome reflections. With another band of showers bearing in on us, I rushed outside with my camera so that I could save the image to enjoy on another day and to share with you.