Friday, November 19, 2010

~golden light~

Came across these photographs in my archives from last summer.   The sun was beginning to set and it cast the most intense golden shimmer on some of the trees.   While I tried to capture the intensity of the golden light, the photographs pale in comparison.  They are quite nice none-the-less, and I hope you can take a moment or two to enjoy their rich golden glow.  (These are not pics from this Fall, but from mid summer.  The coppers and golds are not leaves that have turned, but the effect of shafts of setting sunlight reflecting on green leaves.) 

The incommunicable trees begin to persuade us to live with them
 and quit our life of solemn trifles.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here man is no longer the center of the world, only a witness,
 but a witness who is also a partner in the silent life of nature,
 bound by secret affinities to the trees.

~ Dag Hammarskjold

Every little pine needle expanded and swelled with sympathy and befriended me.
I was so distinctly made aware of the presence of something kindred to me,
that I thought no place could ever be strange to me again.

~ Henry David Thoreau

May this weekend be a good one for all of you.

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  1. I know exactly what you saw because I often see the same gold light varnishing the sycamores across from cottage just after sunup. It is astonishing, beautiful light. If it's any consolation, I've never managed a really good photo, either.

  2. This is a wonderful, meaningful little posting. I love each of these quotes. I don't recall having come across them before. Trees, trees, trees — "to live with them and quit our lives of solemn trifles." A great inspiration going into this late November weekend. Thanks, and have a good weekend.

  3. bonnie as the wind whistles through the slightly above zero air just one metre from my body and i look at these lovely images of a summer i shall never forget i'm grateful for the reminder of its magnificence! steven

  4. the depth in the second picture is amazing...while the color in the last breathetaking...

  5. Tree forms are wonderful. I've been appreciating them for years. I have only begun to do them justice in paint.

  6. Love the pictures; enjoyed the quotes; wondered how you are with just one hand working.

  7. Beautifully photographed and married off with such wise quotes... I hope your weekend is blessed as well :)

    I would have been wrongfully thinking they were fall shots... the light truly is that golden.

  8. Lovely. I live in Minnesota, where we are able to stare up into the trees (comfortably, anyway!)for only a few short months. Absolutely loved these photos.


  9. You do this so well, Bonnie, you combine simple but excellent pictures with the most appropriate quotation.

    A pleasure to visit you, as always.

  10. The love of trees. I'm glad to share it with you, Bonnie. My mother was a tree worshipper too.

  11. Beautiful photos, Bonnie. I love how the light help these tree mimic another season. Lovely matching quotes as always.


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