Into Winter

Krider Gardens

Just into winter I will submit a bit of color from the summer months.  We all know I like flowers.  I like them far too much as subjects.

Krider Gardens

The scrumptious color, the sensual shape of the petal, the golden light of late afternoon all make them an irresistible target.

Krider Gardens

Krider Gardens

To Summer

William Blake

O thou who passest thro’ our valleys in
Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat
That flames from their large nostrils! thou, O Summer,
Oft pitched’st here thy goldent tent, and oft
Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld
With joy thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair.

Beneath our thickest shades we oft have heard
Thy voice, when noon upon his fervid car
Rode o’er the deep of heaven; beside our springs
Sit down, and in our mossy valleys, on
Some bank beside a river clear, throw thy
Silk draperies off, and rush into the stream:
Our valleys love the Summer in his pride.

Our bards are fam’d who strike the silver wire:
Our youth are bolder than the southern swains:
Our maidens fairer in the sprightly dance:
We lack not songs, nor instruments of joy,
Nor echoes sweet, nor waters clear as heaven,
Nor laurel wreaths against the sultry heat.

Krider Gardens

Blue – Day 2

Blue reflections on ice

Blue reflections on ice

Fragmentary Blue by Robert Frost

Why make so much of fragmentary blue
In here and there a bird, or butterfly,
Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye,
When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?

Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven (as yet)–
Though some savants make earth include the sky;
And blue so far above us comes so high,
It only gives our wish for blue a whet.

Day 2 brings us the color blue in its many forms.  As I have looked through what people have posted to Assignment 365, I am amazed at the talent and vision people have.  There are so many interpretations of blue.  And as overwhelmed as I am by the scope of this particular 365 and administrating a full year of photo events, I am happy that I have taken this challenge once again.  I have so much to learn.