Monday, November 27, 2006

Winter Reflections

Afternoon at Stokes Forest
Evening at Rio Dam
Self portrait
A quiet winter morning at Bashakill Marsh
Reflections - "The world is a looking-glass,
and gives back to every man
the reflection of his own face.
Frown at it, and it in turn
will look sourly upon you;
laugh at it
and with it,
and it is a jolly kind companion."
---William Makepeace Thackery

21 Comments:

Blogger Star said...

What a beautiful place. I love your self-portrait.

1:56 PM  
Blogger silverlight said...

Laugh, and the world laughs with you.
Weep, and you weep alone.

4:15 PM  
Blogger NatureWoman said...

Beautiful photos Endment. I love self-portraits like the one you presented here.

5:14 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Lovely! I especially like the one at Rio Dam, along with your self-portrait.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Claude said...

Stunning photos. Thanks for the poem. I don't think I had ever read it although it rings a bell. I might steal it from you one of these days.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Ah, such lovely photos, including your self-portrait. I had to enlarge it to make out the shadow--Endment's shadow side.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

endment, i want to grow up to be like you. ;)
luv,
j.

9:56 PM  
Blogger HoBess said...

Thanks so much for the link on Sarah Hale ... wonderful!

11:05 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

I am going to try to respond - if something doesn't eat my comments :)

star
actually the photos are from three places and we were in three states to get the photos :)

silverlight
you said it!

naturewoman
when I saw the reflection - I simply couldn't resist snaping the shutter - glad you like it

mb
we have been out to Rio Dam many days... it is just about 10 minutes away so which makes it a good place to watch sunrise, sunset, moon rise and moon set :)

claude
glad you like the poem - steal away :)

fran aka redondowriter
yes fran, endment has a shadow side as well as a "mask" :)

jessie
wow - and I was wishing I could be more like you :)

hobess
Isn't Sarah Josepha Hale interesting? A couple of Godey's Magazines from the 1850's just arrived and I am having a delightful time reading away...

11:17 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

your world is just beautiful! :)

8:44 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love your reflections, especially the self portrait. It has a beautiful, solitary feel to it.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Potato Print said...

These are just beautiful! I feel so calm looking at them. The poem is lovely too --especially today when I am grumpily sleep deprived (see my blog).

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

You do such a good job of finding beauty, and expressing it!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous swampgrrl said...

beautiful images. and i love your portrait in shadow.

9:21 AM  
Blogger lenĂ© said...

You've given us a beautiful photo tour, Endment. I giggled with delight at the "self portrait." And the quote--how true that what we offer, we receive.

9:53 AM  
Blogger HoBess said...

Yes, Sarah is fascinating. I'm hoping to catch the rerun of that West Wing where they listed off so many fascinating women in history that aren't in textbooks (for my own interest and for my kids!) BTW, can you teach me how to activate a link in comments?
Looking out the window as the storm rolls in I take a lot from the words here. There are many of us who actually are looking forward to being snowed in! What good does it do to grumble about the weather, the long lines at the stores, the driver on the phone? I think I'll put these words on the fridge for the kids :) and try to set a good example. THANKS!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Endment said...

sky
yes my world is beautiful - I am glad my eyes can see it (at least most of the time :)

pam
thanks for your encouraging comment

potato print
glad you enjoyed them after your experience - glad you could see to comment :)

sandy
you are so kind

swampgrrl
loved the calm day with all the reflections -

lené
glad to give you a giggle for the day

hobess
I am sending you an e-mail since when I was trying to put it into this comment it keeps creating a link

12:22 PM  
Blogger Rowan said...

I love the photo of evening at Rio Dam - what a wonderful, tranquil scene it is.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful!!

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thoughtful and exquisite and these photos are truly beautiful

12:40 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Beautiful. All of them. And I love the shadowy self-portrait ...

6:37 AM  

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