Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Visiting

Zig-zag Ice on Caesar Creek Lake



To see you now,
in wrinkles,
and gray, turned white around the edges,
resting here, alone,





while all have gone,
taking their smiles and laughter, home--




It is like looking upon the face of an old friend.








Summer Water from canoe
2008

Caesar Creek Lake is a flood control and recreation reservoir created by the Army Corps of Engineers in the 1970s. In the warmer months, the water level is high enough to make the lake a popular destination for fishermen and water enthusiasts. We canoe here often.

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27 comments:

Grace and Bradley said...

Z is for Zig-zag?

nina said...

Yes!
Do you see the "Z"?

T.R. said...

I see the Z! Caesar Creek Lake used to be my watering hole when I lived in Dayton and needed a lake fix. Beautiful photos!

nina said...

Ah, Tim, I KNEW you would!

NCmountainwoman said...

I do love to visit our favorite spots during winter when the tourists and most other people have gone. The bare mountains show their true faces, and it is indeed like looking into the faces of old friends.

jozien said...

The first photo, stirs my soul.
Trough this post, i am reminded of your title; Nature Remains. Which is so beautifully true and full of hope. Thanks

Cheryl said...

You write beautifully....always a pleasure to visit your blog......

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Well…huh!

Now I understand that same little redirect at the bottom of the nuthatch piece. Duh!

As always, you find and frame the shots. Don't know whether or not you're familiar with his work, but your photography—your eye for subtle hues and patterns—reminds me of the work of Freeman Patterson. My favorite book of his, "Portraits of Nature," is one I'm sure you'd enjoy.

Nice piece.

anthonynorth said...

A beautiful place.

RuneE said...

A fancy Z, and very well implemented!

Thoughtful and beautiful at the same time.

Shyloh said...

I have been visiting your blog for a little while now, and it is always a pleasure. I live in Orange County California and my yearning to be out in the natural world is not as easily satisfied as when I was back home in the south. Lots of grey asphalt and strip malls for miles. We do get out in the canyons, the mountains, preserves - but that takes planning. Back home I just went outside, or went just a few miles down the road. So coming here is my nature fix for those long strings of days that I am not able to get out in the open. Thank you for this window into your world.

cestoady said...

I am struck by the simplicity and elegance of this post -- photos are beautiful and serve well to personify a friend-- all friends -- that change with time or season.

Fotosekken said...

These photos were pleasant for my eyes. =o) I love your Z!

naturglede said...

Realy good photoes fore the day. Thank you:)

photowannabe said...

Really nice post for the letter Z. I love your view of nature and how you show it to us.

Reader Wil said...

Dear Nina, I am afraid I don't see a Z either, but I like your blog a lot: It's beautiful and I like your poetical writing!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Not the easiest letter but it has inspired some lovely cold photos from you ..... to cool me in our bush-fire season!

Granny Smith said...

I hope everyone enlarged these photos to enjoy their full beauty and detail! Your poetic words enhance the photos.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

What a beautiful spot!

Liz said...

Lovely photos and well done for spotting the zig-zags.

Babooshka said...

I do feel like I am zig zagging through life at the moment. Very lateral thinking.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

An old friend indeed.

dulce said...

Zig-Zag that's the first thing that occured to me but I have no photos. So I chose another word. Take a look!

Life with Kaishon said...

zig zag! How delightful! Lovely pictures...as always!

Rose said...

The first photo in particular is wonderful! It takes a photographer's eye to see the zig-zags in nature.

kikamz said...

what a lovely photo of the lake! i can clearly see the Z on the lake... very nice! my Z is the Zoo.

Jay said...

I see the zig-zags! Lovely picture of ice up there at the top. Quite serene.