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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Wide open spaces...


 Who, besides me, loves clouds like this?

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The photo in the previous post, Hidden Silk, is a milkweed pods gone to seed.  And the title Hidden Silk comes from the following poem:

SEPTEMBER

by: Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)

    HE golden-rod is yellow;
    The corn is turning brown;
    The trees in apple orchards
    With fruit are bending down.
     
    The gentian's bluest fringes
    Are curling in the sun;
    In dusty pods the milkweed
    Its hidden silk has spun.
     
    The sedges flaunt their harvest,
    In every meadow nook;
    And asters by the brook-side
    Make asters in the brook.
     
    From dewy lanes at morning
    The grapes' sweet odors rise;
    At noon the roads all flutter
    With yellow butterflies.
     
    By all these lovely tokens
    September days are here,
    With summer's best of weather,
    And autumn's best of cheer.
     
    But none of all this beauty
    Which floods the earth and air
    Is unto me the secret
    Which makes September fair.
     
    'T is a thing which I remember;
    To name it thrills me yet:
    One day of one September
    I never can forget.

18 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love the poem. And the clouds are spectacular! I don't think I have ever seen clouds like this

CheerfulMonk said...

I love cloud pictures too. And nice poem about my favorite month.

Bill said...

The sky, the cloud, the trees in the distance... and a whole lot of corn! A beautiful image, Rose.

Ann said...

Oh I like that poem. I've never seen that one before.
Those clouds are amazing. I love them and wide open spaces.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografia com uma excelente perspetiva.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

MadSnapper said...

I love these clouds and we do see them here in Florida. to see it like this there has to be miles of flat land, Ginny lives where there are hills and mountains. this is a fantastic capture and my first thought was Independance Day, the movie

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Pretty sky, poem and scene. I love watching the clouds.
Have a great day!

Ruthie said...

What a delightful poem. Yes, I do like a sky like that.

happyone said...

Oh YES, I love clouds like this too.
Lovely poem.

ushasurya said...

Lovely !!!!
Devi :)))

ushasurya said...

I love clouds too!! These look lovely..as if going to come down as rain any moment !!
Devi :))

....peter:) said...

i love this landscape with the road going out to the vanishing point Rose... it's a great sky with a bowl full of clouds....peter:)

Red Rose Alley said...

I love wide open spaces, Rose. And I always enjoy seeing your cloud photos. It rained here recently, and the clouds always look so pretty after a rain.

Have a good rest of the week.

~Sheri

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love clouds like that. Your picture looks like one I would capture.

L. D. said...

Wonderful poem. It reminds me of a song from Oklahoma. Great clouds hovering in the blue sky.

A Left-Eyed View said...

A beautiful poem that definitely gets me in the mood for this welcomed new season! A great sky that is so immense.

ElaineH said...

A magnificent composition of the road that goes to nowhere. I love these kind of scenes. The sky is incredible. Beautifully photographed. That is a lovely poem and perfect for the beginning of autumn.

Michael Rawluk said...

A very nice poem.
That cloud looks like it is ready to fall out of the sky.

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