Friday, August 20, 2010

worn away

by the morning light



life holds not an hour that is better to live in: the past is a tale that is told
the future a sun-flecked shadow, alive and asleep, with a blessing in store

our souls and the bodies they wield at their will are absorbed in the life they adore -
in the measureless music of things, in the fervour of forces that rest or that roam




by the evening light

italicized words excerpted from "in the water" by a.c. swinburne

14 comments:

Kay said...

Hi Steven,those pictures are fabulous...they look like the mighty fortresses in lord of the rings..such fancy notions I have!!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Most interesting, Steven, to see that same picture with the two differing light intensities. Ir really brings it home.

Swinburne is not somebody one hears much about these days - slightly unfashionable (as if that matters).

NanU said...

Love the photos. I could spend the whole day just looking at the patterns in sand dunes.

jinksy said...

A different kind of sand castles you've built here Steven - ones in the air, perhaps...

Bonnie said...

There is such magic in evening light - and in your selection of thoughts to accompany your images.

If we are going to think of the future, it is good to think of it 'with a blessing in store'. Sometimes the blessing is as simple and powerful as the inspiration found in a blog ... such as yours steven.

steven said...

kay it's good and healthy to give your imagination some space to roam!!! steven

steven said...

weaver - you know that's true about swinburne. you rarely see any in people's blogs. but as you say, fashion doesn't really matter. steven

steven said...

nanu - i'm very similar in my ability to spend a lot of time looking at sand dunes, waves, clouds, fields, rivers, marshes, woods - well you get the picture i'm sure! steven

steven said...

jinksy - those have been my favourite kind of castles for as long as i can remember! steven

steven said...

bonnie - thankyou for your very kind comment. yes. evening light and early morning light have such amazing qualities about them that alter the way the world appears. sometimes just enough to really allow the innate magic of this world to glow. literally. steven

Elisabeth said...

Ant castles in the sand, warmed by the sun. Wonderful Steven.

hope said...

It is truly amazing how light changes the mood of a photo. Well done!

alaine@éclectique said...

'the measureless music of things'..love that and I'll go and read Swinburne's poem.

Linda Sue said...

Love the castles in the sand worn by wind . Those are the sort of things that could set imagination off for hours. sometimes I find these sorts of castles in the woods on the way to the lake- always stopping and appreciating. Very cool.