Friday, June 22, 2007

Just hanging around...

Anhinga in the wetlands

"Some keep the Sabbath going to Church,

I keep it staying at Home -

With a bobolink (blackbird*) for a Chorister (choir singer),

And an Orchard, for a Dome."

~Emily Dickinson

* translation for my foreign readers


Moi said...

she wrote so gently and so beautifully, didn't she??? one of my fav. from her is :

I held a jewel in my fingers
And went to sleep
The day was warm, and winds were prosy
I said, " 'Twill keep"

I woke - and chide my honest fingers,
The Gem was gone
And now, an Amethyst remembrance
Is all I own

Nikon said...

Great shot - very swampy & tropical.

Kuanyin said...

Love the poem and photo together!

Jilly said...

So representative of the tropics and sub-tropics. You can feel the humidity, hear the insects, smell the smells. Beautiful photograph. And wonderful poem too. I must read Emily Dickinson. Love the poem Moi mentioned too.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Do you get a lot of mosquitoes in Naples? I just realized that it may look pretty but the swamps are usually swimming to insects. Eck!

Olivier said...

tres beau poeme d'Emily Dickinson. c'est amusant avec la tonalite de ta photo, on pourrait croire l'oiseau ve nu tout droit du monde perdu de Conan Doyle. Je te souhaite un bon weekend

very beautiful poem of Emily Dickinson. it is amusing with the tonality of your photograph, one could believe the naked bird ve straight of the lost world of Conan Doyle. I wish you a good weekend

Frank said...

That scene is real scary. It looks like a giant bat is about to descend on the remains of another hapless victim of the swamp. An alligator is probably hiding waiting to pounce.
Have a nice weekend ;-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like this shot and the birds enjoying the sunshine. It would be a paradise for me too if I could get along with the humidity.

And I guess you guys got some much needed rain. We are getting some now and we have had none for two months.

I am back from my self-imposed vacation.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Pedp said...

Great picture Isabella. What a bird- and what a setting.

Hope you'll take a moment to visit my photo blog: here.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Beautiful photo! Looks like a paradise's picture!

RamblingRound said...

Perfect verse for this photo! I am an Emily Dickinson fan...short, to the point, full of meaning.
Next time you shoot a snake, post her "snake in the grass" poem.

Lavenderlady said...

The poem you shared is such a wonderful reminder. thank you for including it in your post.