30.10.12

Ages older and deeper





































































Every day it's the first thing I see from any window in the house. If I am having breakfast it catches my eye, twinkling in the morning light. Later I could be on the phone chatting and I am drawn suddenly to notice the lake darkening and soaking up every shard of light into it's depths. At night when I close the curtains on the day, it's moonlit shadows and reflections form an eery backdrop.

The lake has moods. It shudders and ripples or starts to solidify into a sheet of glass. The events that surround it can be both heavenly and bizarre. Baptisms, horses swimming with boys on their backs, herons swooping over and back, parties, picnics, scout camping trips, lovers trysts, forest fires.

On Autumn evenings like this one, the earth tilts and the setting sun magic descends. The lake and I commune with the sky. She is solid and still. All dressed up with absolutely no where to go. Dignified, ages older and deeper. Her dazzling beauty and golden highlights are on full display.

I am giddy and happy. Up on the roof, elbows resting on the edge, playing at being the flaxen haired lady of the lake. Sometimes I imagine my future old lady self, she is pushing the boat out, trailing her fingers in the icy water and soaking it all in for as long as she can.......

And by the way...........there's room on the boat for a few more giddy old lady pals.....




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17 comments:

  1. Thank you. It brings the memories on my trip to Ireland. I just hope to come back one day...

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  2. Beautiful, as always. A moments stillness and reflection in my busy day. I am so glad you are finding new audiences for your wonderful images and your words x

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    1. It is good to know that the beauty of your photos, and the prose that accompanies them - will reach a wider audience!

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  3. Your eyes are on the lake and her eye is on you! Water makes me feel so reflective and dreamy. Beautiful post :)

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  4. This is the view from your window! Lost for words.

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  5. Fascinating that his is the view from your window, I should sit and stare all day, the light, the water and the sky are changing all the time. Your words are just wonderful!

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  6. Such a beautiful view for you to look out at. I love being by the water it is always a changing scene with the light, wind and weather.
    Sarah x

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  7. How lucky you are to have this ever-changing water to look at every day.

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  8. How do you get any work done, this view would steal all my time and I would want to paint it with the changing light.

    Thanks for sharing

    Helen xx

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  9. This really reminds me of John Kabat Zinns lake meditation...wonderful:)

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  10. Such gorgeous pictures and prose! Really enjoyed this blog entry : )

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  11. That first photo is just stunning.

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  12. You photos were great. Isn't is wonderful what a body of water can do to ones soul? Living here on lake Michigan in USA, each and every day is special as it is for you. There are 71 exterior windows on this home and each frames the lake differently. Something about water and the human spirit. Thanks for sharing yours. Jack

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  13. Beautiful pictures and beautiful imagery!

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