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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Monday Photo of the Week - dappled light

I love how the morning sun presents herself in dappled light in our backyard. 
It's a source of constant pleasure for me.
Pied Beauty
by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 – 1889)

Glory be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-color as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh fire-coal chestnut falls; finches wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him.
I wish you many  blessings this week.

13 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Blessings to you too, Marlis. Love this. xo,

Kuby said...

Beautiful photo's, true sentiment and beautiful person! Thanks for sharing this, Marlis.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you for sharing these very lovely and sentimental post...you're a wonderful and special lady, dear Marlis. Many blessings to you and your family too. Thank you for your generous comment on my girls! Love. FABBY

Jacqueline said...

What a wonderful post, each dappled photo is gorgeous. My favorite has to be the watering can with the fern, just lovely.

Have a great, great week!
Jacqueline

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Good morning from Frog Hollow Farm and thank you for stopping by my blog post about my visit to Panicale in Italy. It was truly a wonderful day. I loved reading your poem in this post - very tranquil and inspiring! Ciao, bella! xxoo

Emily said...

hi Marlis, what a beautiful post. The lovely photographs and equally beautiful words to share your dappled light. Truly Blessings from your backyard. May your week be a blessed one too.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful poem, and very nice photo presentation!

Katherine

Dianne said...

Not only do I love your photos, I love the words - dappled light! Don't you just want to say it over and over? Those words bring such a beautiful vision to mind don't they?
Dianne

Mary said...

I so love the dappled light too~ what a joy to capture it in your photos!

Debbie said...

This posts scores all the way around for me. Love the pictures, and I love the companion poetry.

Jessa Irene said...

Peace and beauty. What a lovely post.

Jessa Irene said...

p.s. for some reason I was not yet following, I have fixed that now.

Denise said...

Hi Marlis,

Dappled sunlight photos -- a great way to start the week. These are lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog and taking time to leave a comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the rose photos; they are some of my very favorite of all our pictures. I wish our rosebush bloomed more often, but I opted for quality over quantity in this case. I just adore the blooms (like old-fashioned cabbage roses) and the fragrance. Have a good week.

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

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