Monday in a meadow

Nevertheless there are certain peaks, canons, and clear meadow spaces which are above all compassing of words, and have a certain fame as of the nobly great to whom we give no familiar names.
Mary Hunter Austin

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(dragon fly / Troup Co, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2015)


“Brown wings among the browner grass
And breast all brightening yellow —
Pipes up from meadows as we pass
The lark’s call, clear and mellow;
Now wakes the burnished dragonfly
Beside the glinting river,
That shakes with silent laughter where
The iris banners quiver;
Now on the budding poplar boughs
The tuneful blackbirds perch:
For the catkin’s on the willow
And the tassel on the birch.”

Excerpt form Spring in the Meadow
by Mary Hunter Austin

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(dragon fly / Troup Co, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2015)

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(dragon fly / Troup Co, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2015)

12 comments on “Monday in a meadow

  1. Wally Fry says:

    You take the best pictures Julie. Awesome

  2. ColorStorm says:

    Even the most unassuming of weeds are dignified by a guest. Gotta love the brown too.

    Great words Jules; agree with Wally too; great pics..

  3. Melissa says:

    OMG Julie how fitting! It is my daughter Meadow’s birthday today!!!!!!!! We ar so connected πŸ™‚

  4. Lynda says:

    Amazing pictures of God’s incredibly marvellous creation! Thank you and God bless.

  5. Very beautiful photographs Julie!! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Michael—the coolest thing about yesterday’s trip to the “deer land” was when we were on the 4 wheeler, riding to a back pasture on the backside of the land–the grass was obviously very high and we were riding along the outer edge when we were rounded the far back corner… something, a mass of brown and white nestled up in the ground, caught our eye–there was that spilt second when we didn’t know what it was. Gregory stopped the 4 wheeler and we both started down as it stared up—I tried to get my camera but the baby shot up and bolted for the woods—it was the prettiest fawn I’d ever seen—so sweet hunkered down in the grass—-I see how easy it is for farmers to hit them with tractors as he was just hoping to bury himself in the safety of the tall grass—all I managed was a blurry shot of his butt πŸ™‚
      I love those special moments with nature!!!
      Hugs—I’m thinking about the plate rack again as I was helping Abby hang somethings up the other day. I’ll send you a picture I took of my step mothers and get your opinion—just one more thing to add to my growing “Michael” list of wonderful wood!!!

      • Oh wow, that sounds great. I always enjoy seeing the deer! Send the pic over when you can and I will take a look at it. Your Black Cherry Burl board is ready when you are! The Walnut rounds are really close, 10% moisture, need to be 8-9 to sand them properly. πŸ™‚

  6. Love the photos, as always, and the excerpts from Austin are great! Hugs, N πŸ™‚ ❀

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