Thursday, October 15, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - October Skies (Lake Erie)


I haven’t kept track, but if feels like most of the days this month have been overcast and rainy. One day, the rain was drawn like a curtain across the Ohio horizon. On another, the afternoon grew damp, and the sun shone like a white giant over the lake. The sunsets, often the only moments of color, echo the autumn colors of the flaming maples and burning bush hedges.





Excerpt from Dylan Thomas’ “Poem in October”

A springful of larks in a rolling
Cloud and the roadside bushes brimming with whistling
Blackbirds and the sun of October
Summery
On the hill's shoulder,
Here were fond climates and sweet singers suddenly
Come in the morning where I wandered and listened
To the rain wringing
Wind blow cold
In the wood faraway under me.

Click HERE for a YouTube video of the entire poem read by Thomas.



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23 comments:

Dianne said...

I love how each photo has an amazing swatch of brilliant light in it
as though it were a theme connecting each of them

Sylvia K said...

You always catch the very best, Deborah! These are no exception and what perfect words to go with them! Marvelous Skywatch post! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Sylvia

Dewdrop said...

It actually is referred to as a rain curtain. Truly a lovely set of shots and great poetry! Hope your skies stay brighter.

Annie said...

I have fallen in love with Lake Erie and it is all because of your own love affair with the smallest of the Great Lakes. I always so enjoy what you share with us.

The silhouette of the man? at the corner of the second photo is so intriguing. The lines of the body are so smooth and still as to seem almost like a statue.

bobbie said...

This is just beautiful, with the bright light along the horizon.

Lin Floyd said...

nice to see some colors in your skies I'm sure

Bill S. said...

Oh, the beauty of a rain cloud - if it misses you or after it is past. Great photos.

J Bar said...

Some great colours there.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Lovely captures of these various skies and beautiful poetic verse. We finally got rain in So Cal for the first time in more than 6 months and it's WONDERFUL ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Rune said...

Amazing photos!!

Kathiesbirds said...

Oh! Perfect, perfect poem and pic!

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos do justice to Dylan Thomas. Gorgeous.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Deb, I love your October Skywatch pictures from Lake Erie.... Gorgeous!!!!! I keep thinking about that 'man' standing out there by the water --who never moves.... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Carletta said...

Those views seem heavenly to me even if some are overcast and rainy. I'm sure those beautiuful sunsets make up for all the other days!
Lovely photo essay of varied skies!

magiceye said...

beautifully captured images!

Quackster said...

I really like the first picture best!

Eaglesbrother said...

Beautiful skies there over Lkae Erie....I remember well when I lived in Ohio..fishing in Lake Erie and the delisous Perch I caught there...and how quick a storm could blow up and make it very rough going.

Eaglesbrother

nadine1111 said...

Super sky!

Eric said...

Greay shots, the last one is stunning!!!

Well done!

Have a nice SWF.

Eric, Holland

Quiet Paths said...

You've found the light! I mean, captured the evening glow in such a beautiful fashion. After gray days here the sunset is always a dance of color for us too.

Wren said...

Lovely skies, and the poem is perfect.

Rose said...

Beautiful photos all!

Regina said...

Great skies! Awesome captures.