Friday, October 10, 2008

SkyWatch Friday

This is a photo of Elk Lake in the Oregon Cascades for Skywatch Friday.


"O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away."
- Robert Frost, October

I also posted on THE MERMAIDS BOOKSHELF. PLEASE STOP BY!

37 comments:

Ida said...

Lovely scene!
BEAUTIFUL!!! :)))
Great shot!

Denise said...

How beautiful, a gorgeous photo!

Migs CFL fan said...

Wow what a great pic, love the colors. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

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imac said...

Beautiful and the reflections are great.

Coloradolady said...

What a beautiful photo. Breathtaking.

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Mmmm, that blue can seep into a soul with deep calm. Lovely!

Jeanette said...

Oh wow, how beautiful!

Carver said...

That's a gorgeous shot. So peaceful.

Tina said...

Wow! what a beautiful shot! So calming and serene! How I would love to have those views to photograph! Thanks for sharing and thanks a lot for visiting my blog!! :)

The Birdlady said...

WOW! Just beautiful scenery and the photo is perfect!

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, that is perfect. I love the inversion of the background in the shadows of the foreground. Wonderful stuff!

Katney said...

I have to find my maps.Is that Mt. Jefferson in the background? I don't know my Oregon mountains as well as Washington's.

Flower said...

Hello! It's nice to find a new name on my comment page!! Your SkyWatch photo is beautiful...Oregon has it all!! Shhh..don't tell too many! :))
I will check out your blog...do come back and thanks for the visit!!

Relyn said...

OH!! This makes me miss Oregon so much! We've been in Missouri for nearly 10 years and I still miss Oregon. We lived in Jefferson, near Salem. You know it?

westcobich said...

Looking at this picture it's difficult to believe there's global warming or acid rain or pollution, etc. This is nature at in one of her stunning poses!

Island Rambles Blog said...

The shot of Elk Lake is wonderful..I like your book site also...Thanks so much for your comment on my blog..I really appreciate it. cheers.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

What a beautiful photo - the sky blue is wonderful. And love the poem too.

A x

Torsdag said...

Thanks for Robert Frost's words and a wunderful lake/mountain SWF.
Hallo from Germany
Hartmut

Betty said...

The Northwest has THE most beautiful scenery! I should know, since we lived in Vancouver, BC for 8 years. I miss the lakes and forests a lot sometimes.
Glad you came for a visit on my blog and hope to see you there again some time. I have added you to my reader and will be back.

Adrienne said...

Ah, yes, the High Lakes of the Oregon Cascades. As you know, we were at a nearby Elk Lake just a few weeks ago. Yesterday when I heard the first snow had fallen in the Cascades I thought of that area and wondered about the beauty now that it is frosted with snow. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see it? Thanks for sharing your photo with us. ~Adrienne~

June said...

What a beautiful photo! Thanks too for sharing Frost's poem...soothing words.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my gosh..what a view and the Frost poem is perfect. I don't think I have been here before..thank you so much for visiting my blog..

storyteller said...

What a lovely photo and perfect poem from Robert Frost today. Thanks for sharing both ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

PERBS said...

Looks like a gorgeous postcard. That blue is magnificent! I, too, enjoy Robert Frost's poetry!

Thanks for dropping by my blog. It has been a long time. . .glad you found me.

Strider said...

Great picture. It that one of the "Sisters" or "Mt. Jefferson"?

Kerri said...

Gorgeous!!

Arija said...

I've been gazing at yur picture and enjoying Frost's poem for a while now. I've just been sitting here drinking in the peace of the lake and surroundings... thank you.

Pat said...

What a beautiful place! I love Robert Frost's poetry. Did you know he also visited Key West at times and wrote from there? That plaace seemed to attract many writers and poets.

meggie said...

Lovely photo, & beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

This is a stunning shot. the colours are fabulous.

robin bird said...

this is sooo blue, so perfectly blue!! a beautiful vision of the mountain i'd say.

p.s. the graveyard is the Pioneer Cemetery in Oregon City. Full of history and old graves. the oldest cemetery in oregon. the building is on highway 30 on the way to sauvie's island. if you have ever been on that road you will have seen it. it looks haunted and derelict and full of stories.
hello from the north!

Sara said...

Hi Yolanda, thank you for your recent visit and comment.

This is a gorgeous photo, and I love the Robert Frost poem.

dandjschoch said...

Thank-you for visiting and commenting on my blog. Your photo's are beautiful. Of course it's hard not to get lovely shots of that part of Oregon. My sister lives in McMinnville and it's always a pleasure traveling there.

Border Explorer said...

Thanks for the beauty break. The blue takes me to another dimension.

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous photo and thanks for the Robt. Frost poem in honor of this great time of year. . .I still remember him reciting a poem at JFK's inauguration and someone holding a hat in front of his notes because the sun was so bright.
Nice to visit you again :O)

Inland Empire Girl said...

This is a amazing picture. I had just read this poem earlier this week. I had no idea Robert Frost wrote so many poems about this season of the year.

Gina said...

Beautiful sky photo..what an amazing landscape! ..and thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog ;D