Friday, October 26, 2012

Look Up


When we are young, we look to the sky in wonder.



So many questions and dreams,
each cloud offering a different answer.


We get older and life gets busy.
There's less time to look at the sky.
There are things to learn and things to do.
Choices are made and dreams float away, high and beyond reach.



Make time to look to the sky.
Draw inspiration from its blank canvas.
See its space, time and freedom.
Find and follow your Dreams.







Look at your feet.  You are standing in the sky.
When we think of the sky, we tend to look up,
but the sky actually begins at the earth.
~ Diane Ackerman ~

29 comments:

  1. Rosemary!
    I look up and admire your artistic and very beautiful pictures.
    I love the blue of the sky in your photos ...
    You were lucky enough to see the key birds.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Lucia, these birds are Canadian Geese, leaving here for warmer places. They pass overhead day and night, honking, letting us know winter is coming soon. Have a wonderful weekend as well :)

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  2. Your photos are a good accompaniment to the narration. I like the way the curling stamens are depicted, stark naked after the petals have peeled off.

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    1. It looks like the petals fell off in one motion leaving everything else intact, it caught my eye because I found it to be strange. This rose is growing over my head so to photograph it I had to point the camera toward the sky, and that's what made me think of this blog post :)

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  3. Rosemary, I loved this poem very much!and the photos are awesome.

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    1. Thank you Nadezda, I liked the poem as well, it made me think :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Beautiful. I enjoyed the photos and the words. And, I like looking at the sky ;-) Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I guess we'll both be looking to the sky this weekend, have a good one!

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  5. Hi Rosemary, how incredible is your flower that appears to be reaching for the sky with all its might! I love the birds flying in formation as well! Take care and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Tammy, actually the flower is taller than I am and I had to look up at the sky to see it, that's what started the idea for this blog post :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

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  6. Beautiful sky Rosmary and I love your roses and the poem!
    Have a nice weekend and warm greetings, Anna ❀

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    1. Thank you Anna, hope you have a wonderful weekend as well :)

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  7. That is awesome. Much needed inspiration for the day. The Cranes are gorgeous on that last shot. Have yourself a great weekend!

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    1. I hope you got the chance to take a gaze at your glorious Tucson sky today :) I wish those were cranes in my picture but they are simply a broken V of Canada Geese leaving Canada for warmer places. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

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    2. You inspired me to look for cranes this weekend:) And I found thousands of them! Cranes, geese....such beautiful birds in flight.

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  8. Couldn't agree with you more Rosebud ;)
    Time to look up the sky and stretch our hands above the head.
    Inhale deeply...and exhale out gently.
    Enjoy the view of the blue sky..and smile like a kid again,
    Release the gravitational burden we accumulated looking down all this while.
    Boy! I feel good already ;)
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Okay, I am loving that you called me Rosebud! And you're right, it's not just about looking up at the sky, it's about "feeling" it too. I like that you mention "smile like a kid again," we can learn a lot from the way children greet each day, with fresh enthusiasm and curiosity. I love your next sentence about looking down all this while, pure poetry! Thanks for such a thoughtful, inspirational comment. Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

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    2. If I may add, love all your shots especially the flying geese against the blue sky!
      We don't have those skies and our geese don't fly :-)
      Wow! Your roses grew that high?
      Thank God for that as it inspires you to write this post.
      And thanks for sharing the lovely poem.

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    3. Thanks Ash! What do you mean you don't have those skies, what do your skies look like? As for the geese, there are many cities in the U.S. that have so many Canada Geese, they would gladly send them all your way :) I thought the poem was brilliant, really made me think.

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  9. Great pictures of the sky with the blue sky.
    Beautiful also see the flying birds.
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Irma, I'm looking forward to more of your amazing pictures :)

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  10. Hello Rosemary,
    Very nice shots with an amazing colored sky.
    Nice to see the flying birds. Probably they go to warm places.

    Greetings and have a good weekend,
    Marco

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    1. Thanks Marco, the geese know better than to stay here for the winter :)

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  11. We live in a big house, earth is the floor, sky is the roof..... :)

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    1. Thanks Bangchik and Kakdah, that is so inspirational - and true! We live in an amazing place :)

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  12. Inspiring advice with photographs to match; your images make the sky speak. Thank you for the reminders, Rosemary.

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    1. You're welcome Lee, I enjoy my trips to your blog for exactly the same reason, love the inspiration!

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  13. Beautiful poem so well illustrated by your photos Rosemary!

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  14. Great end of the season series, Rosemary !

    Just loved your rosebuds, esp. that first shot !

    Have a great week.

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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