Friday, January 23, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Skywatcher

Skywatcher Sunset at Bosque del Apache NWR,
New Mexico by Gusto! 12-27-08
(Click on photo to enlarge for the very best view!)


She says, "I am content when wakened birds,
Before they fly, test the reality
Of misty fields, by their sweet questionings;
But when the birds are gone, and their warm fields
Return no more, where then, is paradise?"

From Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens, stanza IV, Lines 46-50


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26 comments:

Lynne said...

Beautiful Kathie.

Janie said...

Beautiful sunset with the man and birds silouetted. Yes, without birds and warm fields, our paradise would be sadly lacking.

Louise said...

The sky is so beautiful. The photo so nicely composed. Excellent!

dAwN said...

Kathie...
wonderful photo...so peaceful

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Wonderful irridenscent reflection, it looks like you have set your camera down just to take it all in.

Diane said...

Wow, awesome colors in the skywatcher photo! I've been looking around at your site, and must say you sure have a lot of beautiful bird photos here.

Arija said...

He did a great job. Is that you concentrating on the bird shoot?
A great sky and reflections.

Amy said...

Ah, great! For some reason I really like photos of birders doing their thing. The silhouette is great, I love this shot!

SandyCarlson said...

Where, indeed. This is a wonderful excerpt from the Connecticut poet and a very wonderful photo. Thanks, Kathie.

Sharon said...

I love this photo...very clever, but more than that...it's so beautiful:)

Gaelyn said...

Beautiful colors and silohuet. I need birds to make paradise.

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful skywatch with birds! I love that people actually go bird watching. It's like taking time out to smell the roses. Your owl is really something.

bobbie said...

This is such a lovely picture and poem, Kathie!

Natural Moments said...

What a perfect place in the world for a birder to be. You have the best of all elements here.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Kathie
This is a great view... and the words fit it perfectly.. :O)

Thank you for your nice comment on mine.

Tom
My blogs: Wiggers World and Tom's Sky Watch Pictures

RuneE said...

I'm glad you had the bright river (or whatever it is) in the foreground. It makes all the difference to me (and the silhouetted photographer)

fishing guy said...

Kathie: A neat photo and an interesting saying.

Wren said...

Lovely photo, Kathie. The words are oh-so-true for our time, and that's scary. Let's hope we're changing our ways enough, and in enough time.

Quiet Paths said...

This couldn't be more perfect.

Celeste said...

What a great shot - captures the moment so perfectly. Beautiful sky too.

Poutalicious said...

The photo is beautiful and you picked just the right poetry to accompany it. Magnif!

Mary said...

And I did enlarge that wonderful photo. IT IS BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL. The silohuettes...ahhh.

Ruth said...

Beautiful post. If I were the photographer in the picture, I would want the picture and words framed on the wall.

Shellmo said...

I think this quote will now be one of my favorites! The photo goes perfectly!

kjpweb said...

Awesome catch ... and someone with a biiiiig glass! :)
Cheers, Klaus

bookbabie said...

Love the silhouette and perspective:)