Thursday, July 17, 2008

First light


Strong arms wake and stretch
their fingers into darkness,
touching tenderly.




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38 comments:

Wren said...

Nice lighting on the 'shrooms!

NCmountainwoman said...

There's no better lighting for pictures than nature gives us early in the morning. Wonderful photographs.

I haven't mentioned it, but we do so love the hummingbird photo journal. It is delightful to watch.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Marvelous Sky Watch photo and lovely verse. Thanks.

janet said...

purple to blue sky. lovely. same goes with the poetry.

bobbie said...

A glorious sky. A perfect start for the new Sky Watch.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Early morning light is definitely worth getting up for, which your top photo proves.

Petunia said...

Beautiful shots all of them:) But the first one, I have to say that is my favorite!

Petunia's SWF

imac said...

Love that sky, and the colour is perfect.

The Team thanks you for your post and making this venture a success.

Rose said...

Love your skywatch shot and love the sequence of the mushrooms!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Your Sky Watch is amazing but what caught my eye is the mushrooms... those are beautiful!!
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AnneKa said...

Greate Sky Watch post.
Have a nice weekend, from AnneKa in Norway

For The People said...

Very nice shots! Love the nature feel of them! Have a great weekend!

Lilli & Nevada said...

beautiful shots and the mushrooms look so neat

CrazyCath said...

What a fantastic morning sky! Gorgeous colours.

Love the poem and the mushrooms in the glade.

Neal said...

That is very beautiful!

Louise said...

Beautiful colors and FANTASTIC mushrooms!

babooshka said...

I love those swirls of pinky blue. Excellent.

Ms. Hays said...

Very pretty shot and love the blue mixture w/ the purple below.

Have a good one

SandyCarlson said...

The light on the mushroom is beautiful. These shots are great.

cestoady said...

Nice to see such wonderful photos of the Fly Amanita,classic example of a poisonous species. Your poem gives it a very different character as it greets first light.

Tommy V said...

Hello from Colorado. Very nice series of pictures. Love the colors in the sky. Never knew mushrooms cool look so good.

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

These are outstanding, Nina! I love how the soft light spreads across the top of the mushrooms.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning shots all of them... nice new header as well
Thank you for joining the sky watch team on their new venture… I hope you enjoy your sky watching and come back for more.

Tom

quinttarantino said...

Marvellous!

Mary said...

Oh what a beautiful sky!

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful,both the photos and the poem!

Mary said...

Beautiful color in that sky and the unfolding mushrooms. Very nice!

Larry D said...

Great photo and verse! Happy SWF!

Lea said...

Sky watch - mushroom watch... marvelous pics.

Thank you for sharing those, NR.

Lea

scienceguy288 said...

There are brave enthomycologists and live enthomycologists, but there are no live, brave enthomycologists.

Mishelle Lane Photography said...

Nina, this is just lovely and touches my heart!

<3

Yrsa said...

Beautiful, poetic pics :)

Catherine said...

Beautiful captures.. Beautiful sky!I Love the sun~lit shrooms! Your pictures are fantastic, I found your site through skywatch..so glad I did!
Happy weekend, and happy sky~watching!
Cat

fishing guy said...

NR: What a cool shot of the Sky, very nicely done.

Debbie said...

Oh what a beautiful morning! I can feel the crisp cool air here! Absolutely gorgeous!

Gallicissa said...

Lovely hues. Lovely Sky Watch shot, Nina.

Jeanne said...

Very nice capture of the light on the mushrooms. So hard to do! Read your latest post also with the birds. We used to live where there were a lot of Jays and you're right they are nasty buggers. Had to chase one away from a chipmunk one time. Sad about the babies, what a beautiful picture of them.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great sky picture. Love the shrooms too.