Thursday, August 11, 2011

August Morning in the Desert, for Skywatch




More cloud shadows fall:

rainfall promises not kept
***
Tears salt the parched land

.,



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35 comments:

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

Beautiful photo and haiku. My big sister is so talented!!

The photo at the top of your blog brings a smile to my face every time I see it. Is that Cody, Leny, Petey and Weetz I see glowing at you?

clairz said...

Emma is there somewhere too, Auntie. Somebody blinked. I love that Cody was captured on his favorite windowsill.

T Fab P said...

Wow! Love that and miss all y'all...

JC said...

Very nice photo and words.

Sylvia K said...

Love your haiku and what a glorious way to begin the day! Breathtaking capture for the day, Clairz! I do hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ms. Becky said...

those colors are the reason so many painters and photographers love New Mexico. awesome!!! happy SWF Clairz.

nonizamboni said...

Beautiful haiku, sadly true. BUT that sunrise is phenomenal! thanks for sharing the beauty through yours lens, Clair.

Rajesh said...

Breathtaking sunrise.

Photo Cache said...

love the fiery nature of this skywatch image.

My sky is here

Liz said...

Beautiful shot.

Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Owlfarmer said...

I'm thinkin' that the State of New Mexico ought to hire you for PR purposes. This is just spectacular, Clair--postcard perfect, but not sentimental.

I kind of know how you feel about broken cloud promises, too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful picture, frightening words Clair. When will you ever get rain?

Our skies are rather uniform gray-blue again, so at first I was thinking I envied you. But then I read what you said and decided I could live with mine quite well.

eden said...

What a lovely sight to start the day! Love it.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

"Tears salt the parched land"

What a poignant line!


SKY DITTY

Sky above and earth below—
Onward on my way I go;
Earth below and sky above—
I am satisfied, my love.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cemetery Sky

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow this is perfect. I like it!

SWF

forgetmenot said...

Absolutely beautiful sky--what a treat to witness it. Your words are very poignant and beautiful. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

Sivinden said...

What an awesome sky!

lina@women's perspectives said...

Spectacular sky view!

Mildred said...

Wonderful shot and haiku!
Thanks for sharing;o)
¤ Happy day ¤

Pearl Maple said...

Wow, what fabulous colour in your sky this week, thanks for sharing and your kind comments on my post earlier

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

A peaceful sky and lovely haiku. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. :)

Eaglesbrother said...

Stunning Sky..awesome colors

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot

happy SWF

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Wren said...

Beautiful sky and photo. The desert has a way with skies, doesn't it?

Al said...

Beautiful shot - I love it when the clouds are lit from beneath like this.

Georgia said...

nice photo!! so pretty. hope you enjoy the waffles!!! if the batter seems to thick at an extra tablespoon of milk. with the fresh flour i needed less liquid but i never tried it with store bought wheat flour. let me know how it turns out!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Gorgeous photo!

Our monsoon season started off well, but it seems to have dried up already. No rain for the past week, although we see clouds and hear thunder.
The little bits of green grass have turned brown and some odd purple weed is sprouting in the pasture instead. sigh.
We need steady rain so badly here in New Mexico.

~Lisa

Light and Voices said...

Lovely blog.
Joyce M

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice scene and your photo, too.

Regards!

Cecilia Artista said...

Gorgeous sky!

Beyond Wandering said...

My gosh, your photo of the sky is so stunning, and fascinating to see!

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Wow...what a sky! Your photo is breathtaking; I've have never, ever seen such a beautiful sky! I can see why you love New Mexico!

Dhemz said...

so stunning...very dramatic!

eileeninmd said...

WOW, what a gorgeous sky, the colors are stunning. Pretty haiku! Lovely photo, happy skywatching!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

WOW - What a amazing sky. I love this colours :)