I was able to get nine exposures of this Northern Harrier as it flew by at the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge, but nine made for a very wide photo.
“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”
― Sean O’Casey 1880-1964
In the audience
I am as cool as Sherlock Holmes
On stage, I sweat
The lights are blinding
Where are my lines?!!
……Your window was open
I looked in
drawn, moth-like, to all the possibilities
of what it is you are about
Yes, though your window was open
I discovered only myself
An entire building abandoned
My back-up brain, Katie, suggested “trees” as the theme for my calender this year. Not too long into the project, I realized it should have been obvious. What better calender can there be, but a tree? The slideshow below contains the images I chose for this particular calender, and the poem immediately below is on the cover:
TO CLIMB IS DEVINE
from The Tree
fruit in hand
to rest our soles
upon the land
Now, looking back
with longing eye
we were so much closer
to the Sky
I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree…. Joyce Kilmer -1913
TIMELY TREES … poetphoto 2015:
Logging time and season from their birth
Ringing in each year with added girth
Can there ever be a real challenger
For the noblest subject of a calender?
P.S. I realize 2015 is underway and you likely have your calendar by now–I could have been more “timely” publishing this, but all my calendars will be reincarnated for 2016. Subscribe and I will keep you informed when that happens. Thanks!