Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunshine on my shoulders...



and leaning against the trunks of winter-bare trees...


gilding the undersides of the oak leaves that cling until January winds blow them far and wide...

Making pen and ink sketches of solitary elms...

and a watercolor of the pond.

15 comments:

Annie said...

such a beautiful marriage of words and pictures.

Barbara said...

I love seeing you in that first picture. The last one looks too beautiful to be real!

Molly said...

I can practically hear the crackle of dry leaves and feel the nip in the air!

Pauline said...

Annie - thanks for coming by. This was such a lovely afternoon, sunshine and the wind breathless.

Barbara - it is the pond across the road from where I live and a beautiful place indeed.

Molly - it was a perfect late fall day, barely cool around the edges and the sun like a benediction.

riseoutofme said...

What long legs you have my dear.

Pauline said...

rise - these legs were made for walking ;)

Marion said...

I come to your blog to find my breath and to feel peace. You haven't let me down with these photos. It feels so still.

Meggie said...

Beautiful.

Pauline said...

Marion - what a lovely thing to say. Thanks :)

And thank you, too Meggie.

Land of shimp said...

What a nice post, the words and the pictures are perfect together.

I like the last best simply because I've always loved the reflected image of land in water. When I was little, I used to think that there was an underwater world, much like there must have been a world within the mirror.

Thanks for making me remember that, and wonder anew about the possibilities of underwater worlds :-)

Ruth D~ said...

Life is a beautiful poem for you! I'm so glad you share it!

focusfinder said...

You're really making pictures now, P.

Pauline said...

LOS - As i child I believed in reflected underwater worlds, too!

Ruth - that's a cool way of looking at one's life!

B - high praise indeed from one of my favorite picture-makers. Thanks :)

Reya Mellicker said...

LOVE these images, esp. your shadow climbing up the fence. FantastiC!!

Paul said...

I really appreciated how John Denver sung so much about the natural world.