Longing To Be On Its Way

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© Pamela Haberman
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Photo Info
UploadedOctober 24, 2011
TakenMay 29, 2011
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/250 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length47 mm
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In the deep fall
don’t you imagine the leaves think how
comfortable it will be to touch
the earth instead of the
nothingness of air and the endless
freshets of wind? And don’t you think
the trees themselves, especially those with mossy,
warm caves, begin to think
of the birds that will come — six, a dozen — to sleep
inside their bodies? And don’t you hear
the goldenrod whispering goodbye,
the everlasting being crowned with the first
tuffets of snow? The pond
vanishes, and the white field over which
the fox runs so quickly brings out
its blue shadows. And the wind pumps its
bellows. And at evening especially,
the piled firewood shifts a little,
longing to be on its way.
~ Mary Oliver
Deborah Downes, thank you for the spotlight, photo of the week, and member of the week nominations. You do flatter me, dear one.

14 responses

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (24 Oct 2011):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Oct 2011):

    Rockin' JPG's List (most excellently)!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (24 Oct 2011):

    very dramatic. love it.

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   gave props (24 Oct 2011):

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (25 Oct 2011):

    Oh, Pamela, what a stunning work of art. So much I love about this image, including the tones, contrasts, and mood. Brings to mind the years I lived in Maine. That transition time between the colorful fall and the first snow. Makes me want to curl up in front of a fire with a good book.

  • Rob Linsalata

    Rob Linsalata gave props (25 Oct 2011):


  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (29 Oct 2011):

    a lovely landscape (and a beautiful mary oliver poem)

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (30 Oct 2011):

    Positively stunning landscape. It looks as if it's rather chilly, and eerie look here. I love it!!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (31 Oct 2011):

    Awesome shot and entry !

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   gave props (8 Dec 2011):

    Exquisite ... image and verse.

  • G Richard Anderson

    G Richard Anderson   gave props (19 Dec 2011):


  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    great processing!

  • Roberto Ambrosini

    Roberto Ambrosini gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    great contrast..very nice image!

  • Jeffrey Schlotter

    Jeffrey Schlotter gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    Exceptional colors!

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