Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Glorious Morning

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



kayak

I remember the day I took this photo from my kayak. It was a glorious morning. The lake was quiet and calm with a mist rising in the distance. The loons were calling to each other. I could breathe in the fresh crisp air. I was able to slip into nature and be a silent observer. I'm looking forward to having another morning like this soon. Hurry spring!

41 comments:

Dawnie said...

ohhh i can feel it! we're getting close.

Charli and me said...

Beautiful photo. Charli has really been acting up today and not listening. It's a sure sign of spring. she does this every year so it won't be long now.

david mcmahon said...

Came here from George's blog. This is my kind of countryside.

Enjoyed your photos of critters from the cabin too.

Shall we swap weather trends - we are in the middle of a heatwave and bushfires!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, After 3 days of snow flurries (only about 2 inches total) and snow blowing around in the air---and after temperatures in the TEENS and below (low of 9 degrees this morning), I too am yearning for SPRING... Hurry up, Spring!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Judy said...

How beautiful and relaxing.

country gal said...

Alright, usaully, I would say I wanted more cold weather(and snow), BUT, I want SPRING! I want beautiful flowers, and birds, and warm weather, and mornings like that! =D

Love, Joy =D

Brandi said...

I love a calm morning on the lake, whem the fog is rising! It is such a calming sight.

Spring will be here soon!

George said...

'Glorious Morning' is completely appropriate for this picture. Glorious!

JyLnC said...

What a cool capture. I'm ready for Spring!

Catherine Holman said...

That is so peaceful!
Hugs,
Cathie

reliv4life said...

beautiful picture, wonderful quote!

This Country Girl said...

Oh Shelley, I think this is my favorite photo so far! I feel peaceful just looking at it! I love it!

Tammy

Powell River Books said...

I can just hear the loons crying. Our lake has been foggy for two days. When the sun broke through this afternoon it was so blue above and below it was breathtaking. You are right, now all we need is a little more warmth. - Margy

wendy said...

Oh! Shelley, this was one of my favorite pictures! I had it on my desktop for a while!

Constance said...

I wish the weather would make up its mind! One day I'm chipping ice off my car and 2 days later it's 78 degrees! Is it any wonder I can't get rid of this danged cold?! Springtime in Texas...allergy season extraordinaire! I can NOT wait to move to Montana! We're going to the big log home show here in Dallas this weekend! Yippee!

Thanks for the pictures of your critters. My stepmom and father had a squirrel many years ago. I think my father brought him home as a baby. (He was probably squirrel hunting when he came across him). That squirrel started out cute but got pretty ornery before too long! I'll bet being kept indoors had something to do with that! He'd pounce on us if we walked too close to my stepmother (who belonged to HIM!) They wound up moving him gradually more and more outdoors until they thought it was okay for him to be let go. He lived in a tree right outside their house and hung out on their porch a lot. It's funny how I forgot about that until I saw your picture of "Baby". Happy Thursday!
Connie

April said...

I feel like I'm right there in that kayak and the warm sunshine is beaming down on me...oh, what I'd give! But, no...it's 16 degrees here in "Hotlanta"! I am SO ready for SPRING!!!

Cam said...

Beautiful quote and photo/description! I took a similar photo when I was kayaking last summer :)

Kath said...

Hi Shelley-how beautiful!


Enjoy your day!
Hugs-Kath

Screen Door said...

We live on 8 acres in the U.P. I always say I'm going to pick a place and take a picture of that same place through all 4 seasons.... and note the differences. That would be a perfect spot for you....

Cedar ... said...

I'm here at school so the photos are blocked,... arrrggghhh,...but that quote is one i've seen before. And so very true! Thanks for reminding me of it!

Jessica said...

It will be here sooner than we think.

Katy said...

I hope spring hurries too!!!!! :)

JANE said...

Absolutely Stunning!!

Judy said...

On this busy morning, I can almost feel the calm of that picture. I think the picture is so appealing. Did you have your hot cup of coffee with you?

Deb said...

Such a gorgeous, peaceful photo Shelley.

Sandy said...

wow, gorgeous gorgeous, makes me want to join you in that boat.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Simply breathtaking!

Ginger said...

Shelley that is such a beautiful picture of the calm lake. I hope spring/summer hurries, I'm cold.

74WIXYgrad said...

Funny thing, I was on facebook today ribbing some of our mutual friends who live down south as they were complaining about being cold.

I put in my status that I was sweltering in this sub zero heat.

The Whites said...

Wow, love that photo! I've enjoyed browsing through your blog - just beautiful!

Mandy

Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by! I see I'm not the only one dreaming of spring! Shelley

P.S. Screen Door - that's an excellent idea w/ the photos!!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I'm trying to take each day as it comes--our snow will be a long time melting, but its so very nice to think about Spring!
Beautiful picture of a lovely day!
Blessings to you!
Claudia O.

grammy said...

Beautiful. I would like to be there too.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I can just imagine being there, no wonder you love your log cabin so much:)
Have a great evening!
Rondell

MindyLew said...

I am ready for Spring/Summer too!! The winter makes everything so gloomy and cold - Thanks for sharing a warm day filled with lots of great colors!! The lake looks so calm and serene.

The White Bench said...

Your pic is GREAT Shelley! And you never cease to amaze me!!!... Kayak...!!!
Gorgeous!
Monica xo.

Tami said...

I love love love this picture. I went Kayaking for the first time this past year. And love it. So looking forward to summer.

A. Joy said...

This is a STUNNING photo!
Is your camera waterproof?

Heather said...

A wonderful shot, Shelley. I would love to live on a lake! I second A. Joy's comment - is your camera waterproof, or do you have waterproof housing for it? I'm petrified to take my Nikon DSLR out on the water, and am considering getting a camera specifically designed for being around water.

Shellmo said...

A. Joy - my camera is not waterproof and I'm extra careful in my kayak! (But I do get nervous sometimes having it w/ me!)

Leedra said...

Would love to have that feeling of so to the loons.

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