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Thursday, April 28, 2011

why I walk in (almost) any weather

Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth.
Diane Ackerman

Yesterday's sky view between storms was a perfect calmness, monochromatic and voluptuous. The Mississippi ran 'swift and even' without even slowing to watch me watch it.
On my way north again this perfect and gorgeous tree in front of me turned out to be two trees as I walked by. The metaphor was not lost on me that cooperation of each 'half a tree' made for one beautiful and sturdy specimen.

21 comments:

jabblog said...

There's too much out there not to be noticed.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures for the day! Even gray skies can be beautiful! These are the reason it's great to walk! Have a lovely weekend! Happy SWF!

Sylvia

Mildred said...

Gorgeous photos! Loved your post!
And yes, the sky begins at our feet;o)

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Have a nice and happy day****

Donna said...

Ahhh...when you find a feather that means your Angel is saying, I Love You!
Great shots Noni...
hughugs

Snap said...

Beautiful post ... stop, look, listen .... !!!!

clairz said...

Love the bit about the trees.

Rajlakshmi said...

i loved how you have related each photo ... loved the description of the first one... a very different take on sky :D beautiful captures

Ms. Becky said...

you are the most beautiful writer; your words amaze me. I'm familiar with The Mighty flowing past just like you say. a bit of nostalgia here.
great shots Mary Ann. have a great weekend in between rain drops!

LauraX said...

stunning images and beautiful words too Noni...thank you thank you thank you for sharing!

Gary said...

Great photos and heavy thoughts!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

P-TER said...

I stand with my feet on the grond. :-)
Ik like the monochrome!
Great pictures!
Gr.
P-TER

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures. I love the second shot, the trees look wonderful.

Denise said...

Since I got interested in taking photographs, I notice so many more things than I did before. Your post reminds me that this is so. Your photos are beautiful!

Hildred and Charles said...

The contrasts in the last picture are gorgeous, - the greys and green. Lovely photo Noni

Emille said...

The tree is gorgeous! Did you take it with a special lens? (because of the trees in the backkground).

ladyfi said...

That quote is so true... as your wonderful shots show us!

Daryl said...

What gorgeous photos .. and that quote is so true .. the sky begins at our feet!

Pearl Maple said...

Geat quote and observations, so much to see out there in the big wide world if one is looking.
Have a great weeekend.

Francisca said...

You are so right! You've shown the beauty of gray skies.

i beati said...

new British pbs tonight walking so soul magnifying

texwisgirl said...

these are gorgeous too!