Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Can you smell the rain?

Here are some wet, mossy tree trunks and a leaf drooping from the weight of water on its back.  I took these photographs in late August of this year, as the sun reappeared after a heavy downpour.   The verse after the photos is by George Herbert.  I must give a nod to Friko of Friko's Musings for nudging my mind to call up this verse (which I hope aptly compliments the images) after reading her post today.













And now in age I bud again,
After so many deaths I live and write;
I once more smell the dew and rain,
And relish versing.


George Herbert
English Poet, 1593-1633



22 comments:

  1. I can! What wonderful pictures

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  2. Beautiful pictures...love the rain on the leaf with the sun shining ;)

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  3. wonderful pics...and love the verse...

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  4. Beautiful, Bonnie, both the photos and the verse. I love the smell of rain...everything clean and fresh and new. New buds, new life, fresh starts...sometimes we need a little rain in our lives to wash away the dirt and let us bloom anew.
    Beautiful post!
    Hugs <3
    Kelly

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  5. Perfectly done...I miss moss and rain. Looking forward to my trip to Seattle for Christmas.

    much love

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  6. Haha, Bonne and Friko! How funny you happened upn a verse to match Friko's post. Just in case she misses it, I'm going over there to tell her! It's too funny! Yes, I smell the clean, fresh rain, clinging to a leaf, giving moisture to the tree bark. Lovely photos, Bonnie xxox

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  7. yes i can and this is lovely and so fitting with the photography...your photos have been gorgeous of late....

    blessings...

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  8. The intense green foliage a rain can bring is beautiful.

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  9. Mmmmm. Thanks. I needed that. :p)xoxo B

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  10. I smelled the snow! A few flurries today! :-)

    BTW
    I'm in examiner.com!!! Thanks for the tip!

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  11. Lovely photos and verse. Unfortunately we have had so much rain in Oct. that my fence boards are turning green. So I have to really try to appreciate both photos and verse!

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  12. The verse fits those photos as snuggly as a hand fits a glove. Fabulous, beautiful post. Blessings!

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  13. George Herbert and those wonderful craggy tree trunks.
    I agree with Linda, your photos have become quite outstanding.

    As I said in Frikos Musings, I am grateful for people who take he time (and have the ability) to take me into a marvellous world of beauty and stimulation. You're one of them.

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  14. Hi, Bonnie!

    i came over from ChicGeek's blog (whom i absolutely adore, lol) and am so glad I decided to visit!

    thank you for the inspiration!

    love + luck + bliss,
    missysue

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  15. Bonnie you do everything well. Actually so much better than well.

    You paint and write beautifully and you support all of us.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  16. Lovely and refreshing! Don't you just love the smell of rain.

    Cheers!
    Julie
    Julie Magers Soulen Photography
    Blog of Note

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  17. First of all your photography is stunning.

    And yes I can smell the rain and love the earthy scents of Autumn. Linda is always joking that I have no sense of smell (or taste), but Autumn just floods my senses.

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  18. A lovely post, Bonnie. It's always a pleasure to stop by for a visit.

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  19. Yes, I think they do! Its sunny and beautiful today but I read the words and see the images and can smell the earthy, fresh, and green smell after it rains.

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  20. Such beautiful greens!!! You are such a brilliant photographer!! And I absolutely LOVE George Herbert!!! The 17th C. was a great age for poetry!!! Truly a nourishing post for the soul!! Love to you~Janine XO

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  21. Love your photos, Bonnie and the quote and as always, the visit!

    missed you my friend~oh and crazy but I got the flu just after I commented on your flu related post...darn! ;) but I am on the mend...

    Calli

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  22. Wonderful pictures! Nothing like the smell in the air after a nice rain!

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