The poetry of flight


A glorious November day with the sun shining just so,

Shedding golden pools of light on trees

As birds took off – into a purple veil of fog.

Poetry in motion.

I leave no trace of wings in the air, but I am glad I have had my flight.
– Rabindranath Tagore

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77 responses

  1. Cool! This would make a really exciting abstract painting too, I think.

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    February 24, 2011 at 15:16

  2. Outstanding photo. It’s like we are there with you. Very beautiful.

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    February 24, 2011 at 16:19

  3. Your photography is just breathtaking. This would great enlarged and hanging.

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    February 24, 2011 at 16:30

  4. That one little guy off to the right in the first photo looks like he’s doing a tap dance on the water!!

    Great shots!

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    February 24, 2011 at 16:38

  5. All your photographs ARE poetry in motion. You paint for us such a beautiful world. Thank you

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    February 24, 2011 at 17:01

  6. Lovely!

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    February 24, 2011 at 17:01

  7. Stunning photos and nice poem. It’s good to see a “liquid” water in your blog:) LOL.

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    February 24, 2011 at 17:12

    • Yes, we’ve seen nothing but snow and ice for months, so I thought a lovely November shot would lift the spirits.

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      February 24, 2011 at 18:27

  8. The trees are stunning!

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    February 24, 2011 at 17:19

  9. Really beautiful photography, Lady Fi! Such a pleasure to see your work.

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    February 24, 2011 at 17:26

  10. There are such beautiful colours in these photos. I like the quotation, too.

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    February 24, 2011 at 17:30

  11. yeah. i like that kinda poetry…beautiful…

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    February 24, 2011 at 17:39

  12. You captured some beautiful golden light and the birds just skimming the surface of the water. Very nice.

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    February 24, 2011 at 18:15

  13. That light is glorious! Wonderful capture!

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    February 24, 2011 at 18:27

  14. Stunning pictures!

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    February 24, 2011 at 18:38

  15. It looks like you had as lovely a fall as did- it was a glorious time for pictures and these are just lovely! The first one is particularly breathtaking!

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    February 24, 2011 at 18:41

  16. Beautiful LadyFi!!! The light is wonderful…

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    February 24, 2011 at 18:41

  17. I haven’t been able to stop by for a visit for awhile. Boy, do I regret it. Your photos are so breathtakingly beautiful. I’m going to have to make time to stop by more often as this is good therapy.

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    February 24, 2011 at 19:26

  18. Captivating and amazing Lady Fi.
    xo

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    February 24, 2011 at 20:20

  19. How beautiful..purple fog! Only you could capture it!

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    February 24, 2011 at 20:20

  20. That’s really beautiful. It looks like a stormy day, with some (setting?) sun peaking in.

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    February 24, 2011 at 20:29

  21. the girl from cherry blossom street

    these are like oil paintings!
    the golden trees are exceptionally beautiful!

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    February 24, 2011 at 20:36

  22. Love those autumn colours. Nice photo, Fi.

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    February 24, 2011 at 21:08

  23. Totally captivating and amazing Lady Fi.
    Happy SWF.
    xo

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    February 24, 2011 at 21:09

  24. LadyFi: Love the view of the Fall lake with the birds. I really enjoy that season of the year.

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    February 24, 2011 at 21:31

  25. that top photo is a stunner! postcard perfect! love it!

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    February 24, 2011 at 21:48

  26. the first image appears to be coming out of a dream sequence. love it.

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    February 24, 2011 at 21:58

  27. These are some of the most spectacular sights I have seen in awhile. A beautiful post and I truly was blessed from it.

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    February 24, 2011 at 23:26

  28. Just breathtaking (as flight should be!)…

    I don’t think I’ve told you how much I love the header slideshow! Sometimes I forget to scroll down to look at your post.

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    February 24, 2011 at 23:48

  29. Al

    That first photo is absolutely stunning.

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    February 25, 2011 at 01:14

  30. OMG!

    Aloha from Honolulu,

    Comfort Spiral

    >

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    February 25, 2011 at 02:19

  31. I love the contrast of the gray with the bright autumn colors.

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    February 25, 2011 at 02:49

  32. These are utterly astounding. Your images defeat my vocabulary. All I can say is thank you.

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    February 25, 2011 at 03:32

  33. The photos tell a magical story – I want to say “Once upon a time…”

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    February 25, 2011 at 04:30

  34. resplendent. your images are extraordinary.
    happy SWF and have a great weekend!

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    February 25, 2011 at 04:45

  35. What a wonderful sight, Fi, with the sun lighting up the land.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    February 25, 2011 at 05:13

  36. The light is beautiful!!!!

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    February 25, 2011 at 05:46

  37. Superb capture, breathtaking colors and the perfect words! No one puts together a more inspiring post and words than you, my dear ladyfi and I always look forward to my visit to your blog! Have a wonderful and beautiful weekend filled with lots of love and laughter!!

    Sylvia

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    February 25, 2011 at 05:50

  38. Brilliant capture.

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    February 25, 2011 at 05:54

  39. Oh, very serene place to be…the photo speaks so much silence. Btw, my island photos were from Samar Island, Philippines. Thanks for the visit.

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    February 25, 2011 at 06:00

  40. I can’t believe the shoreline is on “fire.” The birds taking off remind me of planes taking off on water.

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    February 25, 2011 at 06:01

    • Hello..I read your blog but I dont get to comment there…I click on comment and open a black windows and disappear all blog.
      nice day to your reader, Fiiona( that message is not to u, ok?)

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      February 25, 2011 at 09:17

  41. Suz

    Wonderful! And I love the “purple veil of fog.” So true!

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    February 25, 2011 at 06:42

  42. wonderful images and verse!

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    February 25, 2011 at 06:45

  43. Beautiful shots. Very scenic.

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    February 25, 2011 at 08:11

  44. love your shots, Fiona..:Each day better and better

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    February 25, 2011 at 09:14

  45. Beautiful photos. I especially like the top image.

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    February 25, 2011 at 09:19

  46. So serene and so beautiful.

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    February 25, 2011 at 09:21

  47. These photos are like a magical dreamscape! Haunting, beautiful colours!

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    February 25, 2011 at 12:22

  48. Gorgeous shots!! Love the light on them.

    thanks for visiting my place

    cheers from Uruguay🙂

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    February 25, 2011 at 12:48

  49. Hello Ladyfi and thanks for the visit and comment. Beautiful photos you have posted and I love the banner you have, especially the one with the dog and your frosty glasses! Cute! =)

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    February 25, 2011 at 13:16

  50. Stunning!! poetry in motion indeed!

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    February 25, 2011 at 13:49

  51. New Zealand children like to walk barefooted, even in Winter. Their ancestries must be vikings.

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    February 25, 2011 at 14:03

  52. Beautiful photo! I’m enchanted by the mood it sets and intrigued that the the motion of the birds adds interest without disrupting the peace of setting.

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    February 25, 2011 at 14:07

  53. You really caught a beautiful moment in time here!

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    February 25, 2011 at 14:46

  54. Wow, your photos tell much story! You should frame it🙂

    Thanks for dropping by

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    February 25, 2011 at 15:08

  55. There’s always something special about birds taking off and landing on water, isn’t there1

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    February 25, 2011 at 16:58

  56. Utterly stunning….your pics just keep getting better and better!

    C x

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    February 25, 2011 at 17:03

  57. I love the contrast in the colors. Beautiful shot.

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    February 25, 2011 at 17:36

  58. wonderful light and composition
    stunning photos, have a good weekend

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    February 25, 2011 at 18:12

  59. Love the light on the shore, and the poetic flight of the birds.
    Your slide show header is eye catching, and a great way to display your lovely photos.

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    February 25, 2011 at 19:16

  60. Oh I love almost everything Tagore said..you captured beautiful photo’s. I like anything without snow:)

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    February 25, 2011 at 19:29

  61. Ridgely

    WOW, beautiful photos!!!! Thank you for your kind comments about my blog…I confess I’m an infrequent blogger!

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    February 25, 2011 at 21:27

  62. Love how the light’s firing up the shore, too. Gorgeous.

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    February 26, 2011 at 00:48

  63. Don

    Full of delight!

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    February 26, 2011 at 07:04

  64. Nice photos Fi. The ducks add extra interest – Dave

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    February 26, 2011 at 08:56

  65. the first one is my favourite.🙂

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    February 26, 2011 at 11:14

  66. Jen

    Now I have that song “she blinded me with science” in my head, for some reason the lyric “like poetry in motion” triggered it.

    Such beauty in those shots.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    February 26, 2011 at 16:26

  67. Both the photo and the poem are AMAZING!

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    February 26, 2011 at 17:55

  68. very nice. I enjoyed your slideshow a lot.

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    February 26, 2011 at 23:28


  69. · Incredibly beautiful are your pictures. I love the second one with its dark lights.

    · greetings

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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    February 27, 2011 at 22:38

  70. Oh so very perfect! It makes me just want to sit and watch and breath deep.😉

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    February 28, 2011 at 01:27

  71. crazy good light! Love the photos!

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    February 28, 2011 at 06:02

  72. These are absolutely stunning – full of pastel pink and yellow light that brings spring to mind, not autumn.;))
    xoxo

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    February 28, 2011 at 14:58

  73. Amazing colors!!

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    March 1, 2011 at 00:30

  74. Excellent. Beautiful frames with magical light.

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    May 25, 2011 at 13:11

  75. Just absolutely beautiful!
    love the colors and the light.

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    August 28, 2012 at 21:32

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