Friday, October 16, 2009

SkyWatch Friday ~ Autumn Skies





I am the daughter of Earth and Water,
And the nursling of the Sky:
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die.
For after the rain, when with never a stain
The pavilion of heaven is bare,
And the winds and sunbeams with their convex gleams
Build up the blue dome of air,
I silently laugh at my own cenotaph, --
And out of the caverns of rain,
Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb,
I arise, and unbuild it again.
By Percy Shelly

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15 comments:

The Ridger, FCD said...

What a wonderful sky. I especially like the first one. Beautiful.

DoanLegacy said...

Fantastic sky pictures! All three have different view, and beautiful..

JOE TODD said...

Enjoyed the sky,poem and your Watery Wed. post. I've seen quite a few Canadian lakes that look like that beautiful

Vicky said...

Wonderful skies, thanks for sharing

lizziviggi said...

Gorgeous skies-- it looks like the inside of a grey pearl. Beautiful poem, too. Thank you for sharing!

Barry said...

That first picture is just so splendid and peaceful, I ache to be there and a while on the shore. And maybe let Shelley's poem reverberate through my mind.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, superb shots, Carolyn! Love them all, particularly the first one!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

April said...

Your autumn skies are beautiful! The Cloud by Shelley is one of my favourite poems.

Deborah Godin said...

There's something about autumn skies. I can't quite name it, but whatever it is, it is there in those wonderful photos.

Vagabonde said...

What beautiful pics of the sky. I can watch pictures of the sky without ever getting tired and yours are superb.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos for skywatch. Thanks for sharing.

J Bar said...

Great scenes.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Tom said...

A great post for Sky Watch... love all the pictures and the poem is a cracker... I really did enjoy seeing the pictures and reading the poem..
Tom

Powell River Books said...

Your beautiful skies just keep on giving. = Margy

Linda said...

Glorious shafts of sun, but with just a hint of winter in the middle shot.

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