Friday, April 10, 2009

Lingering...


I read this on my box of green tea this morning, "The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboo, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things." ~ Kakuzo Okakura.

This post offers glimpses of some of the beautiful foolishness that we have been lingering in over the past few days. Evanescence is everywhere in spring... In the bouyancy of a kite rising to the blue sky, catkins bursting on willow trees, sunlight sparkling on the water. Even Maude forgets her years and frisks about, bouyant and joyful on a ramble to the lake with Tanka and Haiku.




The afternoon glow brightens everything on a sunny April day, until the beautiful moment when the sun's warmth melts across the western sky.





Kite, Sparkling Lake, Maude - by Haiku
PussyWilllows, Crocus, Sunset - by Aisling
All photos, April 7 - 10, 2009


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13 comments:

ASouthernSunset said...

Oh what a beautiful sunset! My favorite time of the day. I so enjoyed your post and lovely pictures.
Happy Easter!
Yaya

Mibsy said...

Sp lovely and peaceful! :)

Aisling said...

Thank you, Yaya and Mibsy, for taking the time on your holiday weekend to visit. Take care and enjoy your holiday!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous photos, especially the sunset! Happy Easter!

Aisling said...

Lesley,

How nice to hear from you. Thank you for the comment on the photos. I'm glad the photo showed some of the color and glow of that lovely sunset.

Happy Easter!

One Woman's Journey said...

Beautiful images. I agree with Mibsy they are peaceful. Blessings sent your way.

Aisling said...

Ernestine,

Thank you so much. A blog is a nice way to remind oneself of what is good in life... of peaceful moments and beauty. Thank you for noticing.

Kathie said...

Beautiful! I really need a pussy willow in my yard.

Aisling said...

Kathie, It really is nice to see them bursting forth in the spring. We usually cut a few branches early, early in the spring and bring them in the house to enjoy. I don't imagine it is an expensive tree to buy, but ours are native willows that have just sprung up in the wet areas of the property.

Cloudhands said...

I'm lifted like the kite by your sweet spirit. Thank you for being you. Ma

Aisling said...

Mom/Cloudhands,

Thank you. That means so much to me.

hugs,
Me

Blessedw4 said...

Wow is all I can say to that sunset!!! So vibrant and pretty!!!!

Aisling said...

Blessed,

Thank you! It was a good one to photograph, because the color was so strong and vibrant.