The world is quivering into life; each bough
Throws up a thousand buds of lively green;
The clouds have melted into smiles--and now
Summer, beside her sister Spring, is seen
Twining a rosy chaplet round her brow.
Creation laughs--and seems again to feel
The warm embraces of the dancing hours;
Along the silent hills the infant flowers
Drink in the wandering sunny rays, that steal
In sleepy glory o'er the budding bowers.
As thus I stand upon the uplands' brink,
'Mid birds, and floods, and woods--fair Nature's din--
My heart seems breathing--oh! my soul could drink
The ripe rich luxury of Nature in.
Dugald Moore (1805-1841)
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agulberk (3794) 2011-04-08 20:44
Hi Dear Betty,
Wonderful spring images with miracle re-creation of beautiful trees near the nice blue lake. You made a. good frame with big nice tree.
Very well composition, imprresive captured and excellent presentation.
" It is as if each spring is attached like a flower to the face of the earth in extremely orderly and balanced fashion by the hand of One All-Beautiful and All-Glorious, then plucked from it; each is placed on it, then removed."
"now look further and see how the Pre-Eternal Designer turns over in front of our eyes the white page of winter and opens the green pages of spring and summer. Then He inscribes on the page of the earth's surface, with the pen of power and destiny, in the most beautiful form, more than three hundred thousand species of creation. Not one encroaches upon another. He writes them all together, but none blocks the path of another. In their formation and shape, each is kept separate from the other without any confusion. There is no error in the writing.
That Wise and Preserving One, Who preserves and inserts the spirit of a great tree in the smallest seed, no bigger than a dot - is it permissible even to ask how He preserves the spirits of those who die?"
(from 33. Word)
SnapRJW (28917) 2011-04-08 23:09
Heloo Betty - There are several aspects that I like in this lovely spring image. The light is good casting strong shadows and also highlighting areas of the big tree throwing bark detail into strong relief. The colours are fresh and pretty, the greens speak of new growth and promise. Composition is interesting with the big tree acting as a lovely natural frame around the scene. Good work. Best regards Rosemary
jaywalker (16095) 2011-04-09 1:56
Hi Betty, Indeed a very beautiful looking spring day & this is nature is some of it's finest bloom, there is excellent light & cast shadow & the wonderful detail is superb, kind regards Wilson.
RhodieIke (11512) 2011-04-09 21:42
Hi Betty, Like your Spring photo, framed by the big tree and shadows leading you in to fresh spring trees and water. Cheers Iain.
subhendu_bagchi (25117) 2011-04-10 4:34
it is a great capture. Like the colourful atmosphere of it. You have composed it very well. The idea of use of the tree branch as a natural frame is just fantastic. Great depth, warm colours. Excellent shot. Tfs.
fabianoleite (9367) 2011-04-10 15:07
The big tree was very imponent in this picture, serving as frame and subject at the same time. Besides that, all the colors being born at this time of year were very well depicted. Great work, I also like the shadows on the grass. Congratulations!
kiasari (62) 2011-04-20 19:01
A nice shot with a good POV and framing. I really like the colors of the photo. Well done!
danos (82675) 2011-04-21 10:02
a very nice Spring scenery with the right trunk of the tree to be placed perfect in the image.I like the new leafs of the trees as outlined perfect on the sky.
batalay (34575) 2011-04-21 12:04
This should be a 4-point (double-smiley) — two for the photo, two for the sonnet from Dougald Moore. I know the scene well, with Memorial Bridge visible through the branches of the trees. The composition, using the massive trunk of the oak tree as an anchor for the scene, is genuinely eye catching. The quality of light, exposure and resolution — all appear to collaborate.
pajaran (47864) 2011-04-21 22:50
Lepi stihovi prolecu ...
Lepo mesto i trenutak u prolece, dobar prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobar snimak i kompozicija, dobro nam doslo prolece.
Imajte lep prolecni dan i vreme.
Beautiful verses PROLECU ...
Nice place and moment in the spring, a good display of colors and beautiful photography.
Good shot and composition, we welcome the spring.
Have a nice spring day and time.
All the best.
foozi (7101) 2011-04-23 6:48
such a lovely colours in softness. Well presented with the natural framing of the tree branch.
Beautiful colours and pretty flowers in special view.
Pleasant scenery in its natural way.
paololg (31448) 2011-04-23 15:02
Ciao dear Betty,
splendid testimony of this season in which the nature proposes us these wonderful explosions of color. Beautiful scene, but above all excellent photographic quality, especially the sharpness and the management of the light. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a beautiful Easter!
gunbud (34066) 2011-05-01 17:56
Late March in your neck of the woods is equilvant to late April in my neck of the woods.
The very welcomed sight of trees in bloom below a soft blue sky is very compelling.
Especially like the soothing fore ground shadow in this lovely image.
kordinator (14831) 2011-05-13 1:13
Hello dear betty
The trees are in my perfect detail in the photographs, often have a theme in my own photos.
This is a sensational work of superior quality.
I do not know what I would rather commended, as indeed nearly all brought to prerfekcije of motives over techniques to realization.
I am impressed with your work.
Excellent work with beautiful lyrics in the information.