Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday Stroll - Lack of Focus

With low batteries in my camera and a great deal of gusty wind, my stroll today was more about the walk, than the photographs. Rather than struggling to take photographs of the white lilies that opened this morning, or the emerging coneflowers on their leggy stalks, Haiku and I decided to walk down to the lake. The skies over head were brilliant blue and speckled with clouds. We walked through the meadows, on the trail that threads between stalks of clover and Queen Anne's Lace, daisies and St. Johnswort.

At the lake shore, wild roses are blooming. The strong wind carried their sweet fragrance to me as I teetered on the dock stretching for a good photograph, and then carried it past me into the mossy woods. These pictures are blurry at best, but perhaps they still convey a sense of how the day felt in our Quiet Corner of the world.

We sat on the dock for a slow stretch of time, serenaded by the music of the wind rushing over and under a hundred thousand leaves, and enjoyed the beauty of the day.

all photos by Aisling, except #2 which is by Haiku. 1) field and sky 2) and old cultipacker 3) wild St. Johnswort 4) wild roses and joepye on the lake shore 5) one wild rose 6) the eastern shore of the tiny lake near our home


Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Well, I felt how relaxing that was by your description plus you got good pictures too. Tell Haiku I especially liked the picture he took. Looks professional! You really live in such a beautiful place. I'm glad. Your sky IS just beautiful today. And the water looks so nice.

Aisling said...

Robbin, It was relaxing. Haiku and I enjoyed our walk. She's a real nature lover (like her Mom!)

It is very pretty here, in a quiet, comfortable sort of way I think... no rugged mountains, nor majestic sea shores, but lots of lakes, rolling hills, a lot of lush green foliage in summer. That pretty sky clouded up significantly in the afternoon and the wind is still roaring, but no rain yet today.

Hope your day was pleasant!

Green Bean said...

Gorgeous photos! Wish I was there. :)

Aisling said...

Green Bean, Thank you for your nice comment and for visiting me here! :)