Friday, October 03, 2008

Skywatch Friday

As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.
--Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sailboats and cormorants in the harbor at Keyport NJ

Autumn comes to the shore with an apologetic smile. Neither the sky nor the sea has even been as blue as on an October day. Before the winds tatter and strip the trees they first tidy up the sky, pushing the dust and pollen of summer somewhere off to the edge of the world. The sun no longer warms as much, the days are shrinking, another summer is slipping away.

Have a great weekend and visit here for more Skywatch posts.

13 comments:

Dee said...

Just beautiful! Reminds me of a poem we had in grade school about Octobers bright blue weather!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I felt like the "wedding guest" earlier today ... I ran into an "Olde Timer" in the Everglades ... he made me late to where I was going, but his story captivated, and his eye twinkled ...

A Blog In The Rough said...

the clouds almost look like they are lined up with the sail boats in the first pic, how neat. Thanks for posting them :)

imac said...

Beautiful shots , thanks for sharing on Skywatch.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Wonderful pictures. Happy SWF :-)

chrome3d said...

The hazy editing was most beautiful and so were your autumnal words.

bobbie said...

Don't you love cormorants?
The first picture of the sailboats is fantastic.

Denise said...

Wonderful photographs, skies are so brilliantly blue, love the sailboats but then I love the cormorants. I can't pick a favorite, they are both great.

Mary Hughes Studio said...

Both really pretty! Good choices.

earthlingorgeous said...

Wow! I love the first one best but both are equally awesome. Very nice shots you took :)

cedrorum said...

Nice prose and pictures.

Jayne said...

Oh Laura...those are spectacular. :c)

Migs CFL fan said...

Outstanding shots, thanks for sharing

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