Friday, August 5, 2011

Wandering Path


The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.



~ Dorothea Mackellar 1904

15 comments:

Sharon said...

That's very peaceful.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello:
Streams and rivers do have, very naturally, a calming effect and are, we feel, lovely to come across when out walking in the countryside for they provide, additionally, so much in the way of interest.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Both words and picture are wonderful !

Country Gal said...

Oh soo tranquil my kind of place ! Lovley post and photo ! Have a great day !

DJan said...

Nice! The picture and the poem, Jo. I always feel so refreshed when I come over here.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

It looks so cool and inviting!

Louise said...

Beautiful picture, but, what a sad poem.

AshTreeCottage said...

Lovely photo and poem as well. Have a great weekend dear friend!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Rob said...

There is not any places with water here. Back home there were several rivers and they were nice to walk by on a summers evening

Susie said...

Hello Jo..
I have always loved shallow streams with clear water. It makes me feel peaceful.To hear the water. Have a beautiful weekend. Smiles to you,Susie

Kerry said...

I just happened upon your blog. I so love it, the music the photos the poems. Thank you so much for sharing. If you so desire feel free to check my blog. I have visited Tennessee once a few years ago. I loved it and I hope to return one day.

Merisi Vienna said...

Incredibly beautiful, image and poems, both.

L. D. Burgus said...

I really like this shot with the light reflections and the shape of the creek. Great photo.

Deanna said...

GORGEOUS PICTURE!!!!!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

What a beautiful photo...it reminds me of my green British Columbia. I'm really missing the green of BC this year with the drought we've been experiencing. Unfortunately we won't be going up to see my family until next year. Oh well. Thanks for the memories Jo...
Maura :)