Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Celestial clock watching

Messages posted to thread:
Harleywriter 22-Jun-22
Catskills 22-Jun-22
George D. Stout 22-Jun-22
2Wild Bill 22-Jun-22
Yellah Nocks 22-Jun-22
Benbow 22-Jun-22
treetopper 22-Jun-22
carpenter 22-Jun-22
2Wild Bill 22-Jun-22
Red Beastmaster 22-Jun-22
Rough Run 22-Jun-22
Stix 22-Jun-22
Supernaut 22-Jun-22
Babysaph 22-Jun-22
olddogrib 23-Jun-22
tradmt 23-Jun-22
chesapeakeborn 23-Jun-22
Catskills 23-Jun-22
Don T. Lewis 23-Jun-22
reddogge 24-Jun-22
Nemophilist 24-Jun-22
Nemophilist 24-Jun-22
Yellah Nocks 24-Jun-22
David McLendon 24-Jun-22
Corax_latrans 25-Jun-22
From: Harleywriter
Date: 22-Jun-22




It used to be a bigger deal and if someone already pointed out, forgive me. We just had the summer solstice. So in the next few days we we’ll lose the first minute or two of daylight as we slide toward winter.

Hardly seems fair.

When I was younger and had more money and more hair, we made more out of it. With the turmoil in our lives now that seems frivolous though, but In some ways it is more important than the price of gas and hamburger and politics.

As archers we are connected more closely to the turnings of the big wheel. We tote along the same weapon as those relied upon by our hairy-chested knuckle-dragging ancestors. I never minded that appellation; I took pride in the notion - true or not - that I might be more likely to survive walking into the landscape than my neighbor.

Watching this unfolding of the seasons is something of a balm for our unfulfilled souls. What a load of scat some are saying.

But we bridge the chasm between then and now and maybe e en the future.

I think often of the cave and the comfort and the security found there. Be well travelers.

From: Catskills
Date: 22-Jun-22




I love the spring and summer and not so much the winter although I am coming to appreciate all the seasons. But it always saddens me a little as days begin to get shorter, even as summer is just beginning.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 22-Jun-22




Lots of things to ponder, eh? You can also think of it as after Dec. 21, the daylight gets longer and darkness shorter; it's been that way since the beginning of time, or at least I think so. I'm an equinox fan myself.

From: 2Wild Bill
Date: 22-Jun-22




Life at best is very brief, Like the falling of a leaf, Like the binding of a sheaf, Be in time! Fleeting days are telling fast That the die will soon be cast, And the fatal line be passed, Be in time! Fairest flowers soon decay, Youth and beauty pass away; O you have not long to stay, Be in time! While God’s Spirit bids you come, Sinner, do not longer roam, Lest you seal your hopeless doom, Be in time!

Time is gliding swiftly by, Death and judgment draweth nigh, To the arms of Jesus fly, Be in time! O I pray you count the cost! Ere the fatal line be crossed, And your soul in hell be lost, Be in time!

Sinner, heed the warning voice, Make the Lord your final choice, Then all heaven will rejoice, Be in time! Come from darkness into light; Come, let Jesus make you right; Come, receive His life tonight, Be in time!

Be in time! Be in time! While the voice of Jesus calls you, Be in time! If in sin you longer wait, You may find no open gate, And your cry be just too late: Be in time!

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 22-Jun-22




Thank you, Bill. Just a note of observation: some pursuits seem more suited to the philosophical of our species, though that is scarcely exclusive. But, on the whole, I have found that flyfishermen and bowhunters seem to be particularly in tune with the wheel of Time. I know from fishing the fall striper run it hits you hard. One sunrise found me alone on a striper beach, having hauled a real nice share of fish, catch and release on lures. When the sun bored a reddish yellow line on several miles of flat water in front of me, a squadron of geese was flying south overhead, calling out to one another. But oh, in front of me were MILLIONS of striped bass rolling and breaching the surface also heeding the call that God had put into them to run South. For one brief moment I was aware of the movement of the sun, the moon, the earth, the tide, the season and the smell of bunker in the salt, and I was gifted to see it just a tiny bit how the animals see it. And I was humbled. How anyone can say this all arrived without some great Watchmaker, well, its beyond me.

From: Benbow
Date: 22-Jun-22




Good posts. Thanks!

From: treetopper
Date: 22-Jun-22




George says: "it's been that way since the beginning of time, or at least I think so."

Come on now, George. Truth be told, you actually "know" don't you? LOL. Personally, I don't remember the exact beginning, but almost!

Enjoy the day! G.

From: carpenter
Date: 22-Jun-22




Great poem Bill, thanks for posting!

From: 2Wild Bill
Date: 22-Jun-22




It's a hymn.

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 22-Jun-22




I typically celebrate summer solstice by shooting my bow all evening until dark. Didn't happen last night. Recovering from hernia surgery earlier in the day. It's going to be awhile until I even think of shooting again.

From: Rough Run
Date: 22-Jun-22




From: Stix
Date: 22-Jun-22




Great post and even better replies.

From: Supernaut
Date: 22-Jun-22




Memento Mori.

Let be, be the finale of seem. The only Emperor is the Emperor of Ice Cream.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 22-Jun-22




Over my head. Just a day closer to bow season

From: olddogrib
Date: 23-Jun-22




Does this mean that any fawns that haven't dropped yet will be born naked? I'm still seeing a couple does that must have been bred after Hew Years!

From: tradmt
Date: 23-Jun-22




Every season has something good to offer. I adapt to them all and enjoy,.. we have some extremes in northeast Montana.

From: chesapeakeborn
Date: 23-Jun-22




it starts for me also

From: Catskills
Date: 23-Jun-22




Nice Bill I’m not a religious guy but beautiful verse

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 23-Jun-22




Good post. Thanks.:)

From: reddogge
Date: 24-Jun-22




My only regret is at my age, the years just fly by. I just came back from my big June fishing trip, getting ready to go on a July golf trip, and then the year just spins out of control.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 24-Jun-22

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From: Nemophilist
Date: 24-Jun-22

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From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 24-Jun-22




Nemo ...wow.

From: David McLendon
Date: 24-Jun-22




The bow worked for thousands of years before the world got into the mess that it is in, and it'll work for those that are left long after things settle out, just like before.

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 25-Jun-22




Thank you, Michael- or Mike, if you prefer. I am no fan of my full name. Only my mother, right? ;)

I’m with Yellah Nocks; there is something about witnessing one of the great migrations which has been happening every year since virtually the dawn of time which really helps put you in your place in the grand scheme of things. Fish, Fowl, Wildebeest or Caribou…. Doesn’t really matter. It really gets your attention.

We take far too much for granted. Running into something that gets your attention is good for you.





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