Saturday, June 30, 2007

Solace

Swooping pelican on Big Hickory Island


"I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself."
*
D. H. Lawrence "Self Pity"

16 comments:

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Isabella, what are those little black dots on the sand? Are they shells or some sort of sea snails?

Ben said...

Beautiful colour. I love the beach picture like this. Fantastic!

Jilly said...

First looked at this at 6.30 this morning - Solace and that sad poem. Too much before breakfast.

Now it's later. Beautiful photograph -no houses! Nature. Whoopeee.

How does D H Lawrence know that?!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photo. I like the solitude too and would not mind sitting there and just looking out to sea to see what is there.

I hope you have a nice weekend.

Brookville Daily Photo

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Rauf said...

D.H. Lawrence never tasted 'self pity' with butter and jam, not good with pickle.

We all indulge in 'self pity' raw boiled or fried.

thats a lovely picture Isabella, the bird is going full throttle. looks like a joy ride, just for fun.

that was me who deleted the comment Isabella, logged in from my templete testing blog, who else can write such silly comment ?

isabella said...

Ming - I can assure you that there was nothing in the sand but...well, sand!
I think the digital pixie fairies are up to their tricks again ;-)

Jilly - I hope D.H. is right. Lost a "wild thing" yesterday and am feeling sorry for myself (and you, my soul sister, must have sensed it)

Rauf - thanks for the laugh! I needed that! Will go the jam and butter routine - it's too early here for a pickle!

Nikon said...

Nice, tranquil shot, Isabella.
The quote sounds more like T. E. Lawrence :)

Emily Lin said...

Beautiful photograph! Nice shot and a beautiful quote to illustrates that.

Peter said...

Your housing posts created some diverging opinions / statements. I kind of like that the posts can lead to some discussion - coming back to the comments part and check the answers etc...

(By the way, my post of today is also linked to housing problems, to a large extent there because of your recent posts.)

I guess there will be no diverging opinions about this post; a wonderful picture and poem to accompany it!!

Sonia said...

Beautiful photo, Isabella and I like the quote too!

I am so sorry for your lost...

Frank said...

I think D.H needs to talk to a few more small birds. The ones I know complain all the time!

james said...

beautiful pic....as usual, i wish i could be in fl again. but it's summer there so i'm not too jealous now.
i'm leaving now so i won't see your red posting.
all the best!

Chris & Deb said...

WOW Isabella-what a great shot. Shooting birds in flight is tricky business, but you've nailed this one!

Moi said...

i have never seen the caramel colored sand before in Florida....is it the east coast/west coast thing ???

Dsole said...

What an amazing shot Isabella!
I could hardly add any word... that's beautiful!