Thursday, August 7, 2008

Skywatch Friday: OSI The Folly of a Summer's Sky

Wilson Lake in Wilton, Maine by Kathie 7-14-08 Nikon D80


We think of sunny summer,
but in Maine it’s endless blue,
with white clouds sailing
on a breath of wind
over silvery lakes
and shadowy ponds,
when winter seems a foolish thing
to think
about.

~kathiesbirds (August 7, 2008)






Shooting Data: Lens: 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G Focal Length: 18mm/250 sec - F/10

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo, Kathie! I've visited Maine only a few times, but it's one of the lovliest places I know. I often thought that if I were ever banished from Arkansas, Maine is the place I'd want to be... at least in the summer time! LOL

    I very much enjoyed your poem, also.

    Lovely Sky Watch!

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  2. ..ur sunny poem explores for me the hearts and minds of the writers of poetry and presents them in such a good light..for sharing this many thanks indeed..

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  3. What a perfect match of words & pictures...thank you.

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  4. Some of my fondest memories are at my sisters lake in maine. Those were indeed sunny days! The folly we shared is imbedded with me. Thank you for reminding me!

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  5. I could just stare at that all day and i will not get bored.

    My SWF photos are posted in these blogs:
    Jenn Was Here and Shutter Happy Moments.

    Please drop by if you have some time. Thanks.

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  6. beautiful maine sky you shared with us today.

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  7. I love this scene. Soooo relaxing! I love your photos in your blog!

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  8. Gorgeous views... a lot like my area. Stunning. The poetry is perfect... your words are very special. You are very talented.
    Mountain Retreat

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  9. Lovely photo! I write poetry too...and lyrics. Btw...my son's nickname is Gus!

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  10. summer skies are perfect for photos!

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  11. clouds sailing on a breath of wind ... mmm, love this! Wonderful photo too! JP/deb

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  12. What a beautiful sense of calm in this pic! Lovely!

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  13. Hi Kathie. you know by now I'm a fan of your writing and paintings and this poem was another I really liked.
    Great picture to go withgreat writing..

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  14. That is a nice shot Kathy....Happy SWF!

    My entry is here

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  15. A beautiful picture, and nice poem to accompany it.

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  16. Beautiful capture, Kathie! I would love to have a lake house with such a beautiful view!

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  17. I love your poem and the photo! My sister & her husband are traveling in their RV in Maine right now … and I’m sure they’d LOVE this view. In my younger days, I’d have wanted to water-ski this glassy water, but I see no boats … so perhaps it’s not possible? Beautiful fluffy clouds with gorgeous patches of blue ;--)
    FYI:
    My Sky Watch is at Sacred Ruminations today ... and my two OSI Week 23: Folly posts can be found here and here.

    Hugs and blessings,

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  18. Beautiful photograph and beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing. :-)

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  19. Foolish, indeed, Kathie. Maine summers are pure magic. What a great poem and photo. Thanks.

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  20. It is a lovely lake, we just pasted it last week on our way home from Rangeley.

    Your are right, it is hard to think of the snowy cold of winter on a day like that.

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  21. oh how beautiful! Such a lovely shade of blue. Happy swf. :)

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  22. Is there a campground at this lake--cottages?
    I think I know it!

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  23. Marvelous! I can't decide if I want to comment as my main blog for the photograph, or as my haiku blog for the OSI post. MyBellavia is one of my sisters, so what she said about the lake in Maine! The poetry is quite lovely! Perfect for a summers day in Maine!

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  24. I can really identify with this one as Maine borders on our province of New Brunswick. Endless summer days are forever, except when the leaves change colour and snow flurries start to fly. It is folly to waste this beautiful time to think of the changes awaiting us. This was a lovely read.

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  25. i was out of town last week so I missed this one. Just beautiful. Indeed you speak true; winter does seem like a foolish notion.

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