Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Morse Mountain in May

Spring paints vibrant color on a dull canvas.

Sky water draws faces on the marsh.

May light shines on pines, clinging to cliffs.

Bare branches grab the clouds,

While Lady Slippers dance in the woods,

And wildflowers flourish below.

Ferns wave goodbye to winter’s darkness.


Morse Mountain in:
 winter
autumn
late summer

27 comments:

Bonnie said...

Beautiful photographs and captions Sarah.

Paul C said...

What a beautiful vista and accompanying shots.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Sarah, Your beautifully captioned photographs always leave me spellbound. Both words and picture capture exactly the essence of your subject matter.

Here I have been particularly struck with the image of what I take to be Cornus canadensis, a plant with which I continue to struggle and would dearly welcome rampaging throughout my London garden. Alas, I fear it is not to be - maybe to be really happy it requires acidic soil.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Sarah
Spring is a lovely time of the year and your pictures are proof of that!

Best
Tracy :)

A Cuban In London said...

What a beautiful explosion of colours, Sarah. Your photos have given me a feeling of fulfillment and joy. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I love visiting here and taking a journey through your world. Gorgeous.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Just magnificent.
Made me want to stick my head in the computer.

Sarah Laurence said...

All, thank you! I’m short on words this week as I’m long on writing NOT CRICKET.

Edith, thank you for identifying the wildflowers! Looking it up online I found that the Cornus Canadensis is related to dogwood and I see the resemblance. It blooms naturally in the woods all over Maine where the soil is very acidic due to all our pines. Maine borders Canada so that makes sense. As much as I admire exotic blooms, I see the sense in cultivating native plants.

Pamela, your comment made me laugh.

troutbirder said...

Beautiful setting and words to match. I love the native orchids and they have become increasingly rare here in Bluff Country.

cynthia newberry martin said...

Stunning photos, especially that first one with the ocean in the background. Also, the ferns. And I love what you call this type of post--photo poetry.

Sarah Laurence said...

Troutbirder, I hear Lady Slippers are rare in Maine too, but I see them when I hike around here.

Cynthia, I love your label from similar posts of “photo stories.” You’ve heard of character driven narrative; this is photo driven poetry. I can’t help it. I get all lyrical when I’m exposed to such beauty.

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

So pretty, Sarah.

Kelly H-Y said...

Beautiful ... I want to go there!!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

So stunning, Sarah! That first one looks like it could be one of your paintings. Hope you are enjoying your fine weather :-)

Rose said...

Beautiful photos, Sarah! I can see where you get your inspiration for your painting.

I hope the novel is going well.

Sarah Laurence said...

Kathryn and Kelly, I am lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

JAPRA and Rose, how interesting that you both saw a connection between the photos and my paintings. I have painted at Morse Mt. before but the biting insects lead me to favor photography there. From another outlook at Morse, you can see Sequin, the island featured in my blog banner painting. I actually painted that one from Georgetown, further up the coast. Rose, yes, the novel is going really well. I’m just past 100 pages of NOT CRICKET.

tina said...

It is all so beautiful Sarah. You just can't beat Maine for beauty and you capture it wonderfully.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Simply stunning! You've captured spring perfectly.

Les said...

Lovely! Could the blue be any bluer and green greener in that first shot?

lakeviewer said...

Excellent capture of Morse Mountain flora. Lovely photos.

☆sapphire said...

I have never seen such a beautiful blue stream before! The blue ribbon is like a flow directly running down from the azure depths of the sky! Thank you so much for those lovely shots. I love the first and second ones especially!

Sarah Laurence said...

Tina, Alyson, Les and lakeviewer, thank you!

Sapphire, I love your poetic comment. You captured what I was thinking too

Mama Shujaa said...

Wonderful photos that stir my imagination Sarah!

Jan said...

FABULOUS.....particularly like bare branches " grabbing" the clouds....

Keri Mikulski said...

Wow! Beautiful shots. :)

Bee said...

The water and the marsh really do make a silhouette. That is my favorite one.

Sarah Laurence said...

MS, so pleased to get your comment while abroad.

Jan and Keri, thanks!

Bee, glad to hear that you saw the profile too.