Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Year's Sunset at Popham Beach


New Year’s Day remembered summer,

When the sea did not iceberg paws.

Winter’s sun fell in our sandy wake,

Spilling clouds on mirrored land.

Gold serpentined cold waves...

And glittered hissing surf.

Trees smoldered in daylight’s embers,

As we lost one year to gain another.

23 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Sarah, you have quite outdone your usual very high standard of photography.
There were gasp making.The first ones, for some reason, reminded me of 1930's postcards.
Gosh, how big little Scout is already.
Hoping we manage to meet in 2012.

Les said...

What a great way to mark the turning. I see you have no snow, I hope that suits you. Happy new year to you and your family.

Rose said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Your photos make me wish I lived near enough to a lake to walk on the beach, even in the cold. Scout is growing up so fast!

Cat said...

A beautiful representation of the close of 2011 and the opening of 2012! Genuinely glad you shared your thoughts and images to go along, they're exceptional.

Cid said...

Gorgeous and even though I don't think it's possible to take a bad sunset photo especially in Maine, kudos to the photographer for capturing it so beautifully.

tina said...

Just beautiful. Maine is such a wonderful place and you showcase the coast beautifully.

Amanda said...

such stunning images and the perfect words to accompany them.

you are blessed to live among such beauty, and what a pleasure that you share it with us.

A Cuban In London said...

When looking at your spectacular pictures, Sarah, I kept thinking: "How many different shades of gold can nature give us? And will we ever tire of them?" The answer to the first question is: millions. Whereas the only response to the second one is: never.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are amazing shots. Just love them. Thanks for visiting!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and all that beauty made me feel tons better. (sorry you were sick through the holidays)

Donna said...

I love this! The poetry and the pictures are beautiful, together and on their own.

☆sapphire said...

Lots of shades of gold, various purples and blues are so beautiful! I love the sixth and the last photos!!

Thanks so much for your review on
"The Last Nude" by Ellis Avery. I found it very intriguing because Tamara de Lempicka is famous for having led an extraordinary life. I read your review on The Teahouse Fire too, which I have not read yet. I'll check them out. Both sound very interesting!

Charlotte Agell said...

Glorious.

kacky said...

I like that- we lost one year to gain another. Nice. Beautiful shots. I can't believe how big Scout has gotten!!!!!!

Carol said...

Gorgeous sky photos and words Sarah! Lovely way to usher in a new year. It is startling . . . how endings and beginnings can be so breathtakingly beautiful. They are in skies and can be in life too.

Petra said...

I really love the last photo and the accompanying thought. Those people on their way somewhere, leaving something behind and heading for something new, that's a great inspiration, Sarah!

Sarah Laurence said...

Elizabeth, maybe the 1930's feeling came from the pastel colors - it almost looks like a black and white print that was hand colored. Scout is now 6 months and 43 pounds and still growing. She'll probably be small for a golden retriever but they're big dogs. I do hope we manage to connect again in NYC too.

Sarah Laurence said...

Les, we've had very little snow this year and it didn't last. We did get a white Christmas and then a snow day last week. There is still a couple of inches of crusty snow left.

Sarah Laurence said...

Tricia, good to hear that you are feeling better too.

Sarah Laurence said...

Sapphire, I'd love to hear your reaction to Ellis's books, especially the one set in your country.

Sarah Laurence said...

All, thanks for your comments!

cynthia said...

wow--the light and the color. Amazing.

Booksnyc said...

Absolutely stunning - these photos are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing!