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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Nothing gold can stay.




Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

from "Complete Poems of Robert Frost", 1916
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Before the sunset after a major storm in Wisconsin...seen out my window. To see more SkyWatch Friday posts, or join in the fun, visit the man with the plan, Tom at Wigger's World.

28 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I enjoyed the post as well as the beautiful photograph. I like the way the cloud is illuminated. It is a special touch.

Petunia said...

Very beautiful!

Petunia's SWF

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful words and picture

Thank you for joining in with Sky Watch this week and helping to make it special.

Tom :O)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

These are such delightful little clouds with such a pretty pastel color added to it... very pretty!!!
Mountain Retreat

Carole said...

Thank you for the lovely poem and the lovely photo.

Kelly said...

This looks a little like a Tintoretto sky! Very, very pretty! I love Frost!

Pretty Life Online said...

nice one for SWF! When we realize how perfect everything is we will tilt our head back and laugh at the sky... mine's up too hope you can drop by.

Sandpiper said...

This is such a beautiful sky.

babooshka said...

Tintoretto Kelly is spot on. Lovely fluffy illuminated clottonwool tufts floating amonsgt the groovy blue sky.

esnorway said...

gold pic nice

fishing guy said...

Noni: Really cool cloud pictures.

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful photo. The Frost excerpt makes me think of the colors in Dylan Thomas's "Fern Hill." God bless.

Sherry said...

Gorgeous, dreamy clouds. The poetry goes along with the photo very nicely. Nice post.

Louis la Vache said...

Fabulous clouds for a SWF post!

"Louis" noted that you are in Minnesota. Is it true that there are only 2 seasons there - snow and road repair?
Also, is it true that the Taco Bells have lutefisk burritos? Inquiring minds want to know....

"Louis" being an early riser, caught San Francisco waking up. Louis attributes the camera shake to (A) it was still early enough that "Louis's" caffeine meter was not yet out of the red zone and (B) the lack of a tripod for a shot like this....

Ida said...

Beautiful photo and words to follow.
Great! :)

bobbie said...

The clouds tinged by color from the sun - very beautiful.

Daryl said...

Its a delightful combination those words and that image


:-Daryl

John said...

Beautiful words and nice picture!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

What beautiful golden clouds; and a perfect poem to go with the photo.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Very nice

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" thanks you for visiting San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.
Indeed! "Louis" invites you to check back this coming "ABC Wednesday" for "V" - "Visions of Hell"!

Louis la Vache said...

In the (unlikely) event you don't know the connection between the Zamboni and Charlie Brown: Charles Schulz lived in Santa Rosa, CA as did the inventor of the Zamboni. Schulz and Zamboni were friends.

Also, the "little red-headed girl" was Schulz's wife.

raf said...

Beautiful catch on that sky, Noni! Interesting that Kelly and Babooshka saw Tintotetto in the colors. I agree, but my first reaction was how it reminded me of the hues Maxfield Parrish used in his skies.
I liked the Frost verse too. Lovely Post!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thought I'd nip back and see how your Sky Watch went... you did well :O)

Louis la Vache said...

Flag Day.

Inland Empire Girl said...

Lovely photo and one of my favorite poems. Since I began teaching The Outsiders and realized this poem was such an important part of the book, I have loved it.

chrome3d said...

Your clouds are really beautiful and the poem is extra special too. I love this combination.

Fruitful Vine said...

That looks gorgeous! I've never seen the clouds like this. Awesome that you captured it on film.
Jenn