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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Its 'so long', not goodbye


The sun was just coming up when I caught this peaceful scene over Island Lake. The honking of the geese was the only sound on the lake.
The geese in formation always reminds me of Mary Oliver's poetry. This is from 'Wild Geese':
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are,
no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese,
harsh and exciting--
over and over announcing your place in the family of things.

Visit here to see more wonderful photos of the sky seen around the world. Thanks and sad goodbyes to Tom and Imac who are taking a break and have passed the torch to the crew: Klaus Sandy Ivar Wren & Fishing Guy.

22 comments:

reluctantfarmchik said...

Oh, your picture - the colors, the composition, the whole thing, along with the narrative are so peaceful and inviting! What a gorgeous post.

Klaus said...

Beautifully done, Noni! Great SWF post!
Cheers, Klaus

Coloradolady said...

lovely shots. Thanks for sharing. Have a great SWF.

bobbie said...

such a wonderful picture and post! thank you, Noni.

Louise said...

I love the colors in this photo (and they blend so nicely with your background.) The photo reminds me of simpler times, in a different place, when I would sit outside for hours and just see things like that.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The hoking of geese is a glorious sound. ;-)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Such pretty pastels and love the geese

fishing guy said...

Noni: I must say I really enjoy your peaceful scene over the lake.

Paz said...

This really IS a great SWF shot!

Paz

Queen-Size funny bone said...

go towards the light, no I mean the sun.

Leora said...

Lovely and calming. Especially with the poem under it.

raf said...

Another marvelous SWF post, Noni. I can hear the geese. I can smell and taste the morning as well. It's really the best time of day to be out in nature.

Arija said...

Such a gentle sky, with the geese calling, calling...
gos poem to go with it.

Reader Wil said...

I can hear the geese! It's always a sign that the days are getting colder and frost is in the air! I like your sky!

AphotoAday said...

That's really a great shot... Nicely done...

Daryl said...

Great pix .. and even better 'wordage' explaining how this is ONE country .... thank you for that.

:-Daryl

Neva said...

It is a sad goodbye but the torch is handed off! love your sky today...

Rudee said...

A very lovely post. The video about hope on your sidebar is wonderful. Thanks for visiting my site.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love how the colours seem to melt together! Very romantic!

babooshka said...

Beautifllu taken metling colours and wonderful words to accompany the bird farewell.

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

Beautiful skywatch. So peaceful.

nan said...

I found this beautiful photo on a Google search, and then discovered your great blog. I hope you will be okay with me "lifting" the photo for my blog - giving credit to your site. Let me know if you'd like me to remove it.