Saturday, 5 November 2011

Listening to November

MacIntire Field, West Sussex, England ~ Photography by Robin Dalton

Today has been eerily quiet
Long, slow minutes spent remembering light
A reminder of the exquisite beauty found in darkness

"So dull and dark are the November days.
The lazy mist high up the evening curled,
And now the morn quite hides in smoke and haze;
The place we occupy seems all the world."
-   John Clare, November

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it,
the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show."
-   Andrew Wyeth

Friday, 4 November 2011

Trees spotted by the side of the road, West Sussex, England ~ photography by me

The groves were God's first temples.  ~William Cullen Bryant, "A Forest Hymn"

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.                                ~Robert Louis Stevenson