Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lake Evening




The day’s heat has passed.

The water,
like glass, in this quiet area,
apart from the beach,
where teens still tumble off each other’s shoulders,
splashing, laughing,
consents to our stay,
lingering here,
unhurried by anyone, anything.

Until we follow the sun,
along the path laid brightly for us,
upon this stillness,
as it falls to the edge,
to rest.

The lake,
now ours alone,
sounds of cool, clear drips,
paddles,
and dragonflies.


Common Green Darner pair, Anax junius
depositing eggs on surface of water

(click to enlarge)

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11 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

Those dragonflies look as if they are scudding along in a canoe enjoying the sights and sounds surrounding them. Beautiful wording today. Have a great day.

Endment said...

What totally awesome photography and poetry.

Ginnymo said...

I love how you've captured those dragon flies so well. Great photos and prose Nina!!

Mary said...

Many of us can take great pictures of dragonflies on a lake but few of us can write about it so perfectly, like you.

Kathiesbirds said...

Nina, so beautiful. I love the photo of the dragon flies. It is gorgeous enlarged!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a lovely time of day to be on the lake. Your photos show how peaceful it is. Reading your prose slows me down so I can properly enjoy the photos.

Susan Gets Native said...

Wow, Nina! They look like you just took some little dragonfly toys and sat them on a leaf!
Wow....

birdy said...

great, but I thing the dragonfly picture is the greatest.

Cindy said...

Hi, I came over from Moments of Mine. You have some beautiful photos. I especially liked your June 11 post. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Deborah Godin said...

Few things are as lovely to me as glass lake reflections. You captured some perfect moments!

Nina said...

Hi, Cindy--
Glad you stopped by!
You're welcome...any time!