Monday, October 15, 2012

Country Chic


behind stone walls,
home's warmth-
a light in the window


on a country road,
scent of lavender-
blue blossom bouquet


in a field of gladiolas,
hope blooms
on green meadows


autumn paints the sky
in shades of sienna-
among evergreens


at sunset-
the stillness of clouds;
birds in flight

This weekend, I went for a nature walk at Stone Barns, a beautiful farm in the countryside of New York. I was pleasantly surprised to see how many lovely flowers were still in bloom at this time of the year. I visited this farm in the summer and posted it about it at http://loredana-donovan.blogspot.com/2012/06/green-spaces.html. It's just as pretty in Autumn as it was back in June! On my nature walk, I found lavender blooms, gladiolas, colorful fall foliage, and I kept walking around until sunset. I was so happy to capture a flock of birds in flight as the sun was setting. All the beautiful scenery inspired a set of haiku and senryu. Enjoy my photographs and poetry and have a wonderful week ahead!

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44 comments:

  1. Gorgeous--photos and haiku and senyru. I find them so difficult to write, but you've done it admirably!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Yes, haiku seems simple but can be difficult to write, to express a single moment so succinctly. I do enjoy it :)

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  2. i specially like the last pic. great collection of photos.

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    1. Thank you, Oman. I love new visitors, welcome :)

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  3. Beautiful images and perfect words to accompany them! My Grandmother loved Gladiolas and grew them in her garden every year. Love the flock of birds in the setting sun. xx

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    1. Thank you, Karen. How nice your grandma grew gladiolas in her garden :)

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  4. E' proprio una bella campagna con fiori e foglie
    colorate d'autunno! Complimenti per le belle foto! ciao Cri : )

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    1. Grazie, Cristina, mi fa piacere della tua visita :)

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  5. Fall has its own magnificent beauty and you captured it in words and images!

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  6. Poems... photos.... walk in the country....All beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This made my mind relax ... beautiful !!!

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    1. Glad you found this relaxing, thank you :)

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  8. beautiful images and poetry... so lovely.

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  9. A truly beautiful post...I loved them all!

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  10. Lovely photos of the blooms and scents of autumn and nature~

    Perfect for your haiku ~

    Grace

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    1. Thank you, Grace. Autumn is a feast for all the senses :)

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  11. Each is a beautiful word picture - I particularly love the geese flying in formation.
    Welcome to Real Toads.

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    1. Thank you, Kerry. Yes, the geese flying in formation made me smile :) and thanks for the warm welcome :)

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  12. Absolutely lovely. I'm not sure if the words compliments the photographs or, the other way around but, each one suits superbly.
    You visited a really lovely place.

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    1. Thank you, Bren. I do love that farm, only a few miles from where I live :)

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  13. The flowers are pretty, so nice to see them so late in the season. A nice surprise for your walk. Beautiful photos.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Yes, what a nice surprise to see all the flowers still in bloom :)

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  14. Fabulous words and pictures...just love the post!

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    1. Thank you, Donna. It was fun to photograph and write about :)

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  15. aloha Loredana - it's fun to see the photos that inspired your haiku. cool.

    your note about visiting the New York country side is also fun. it brings back memories. autumn and summer were awesome. spring too brief sometimes. winter - i found intriguing too - one winter i went out almost daily on back roads around Ithaca. i'd find a place and sketch farms. i found when it snowed the views were breath taking. way fun on those memories. thank you. - aloha.

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    1. Thank you, Rick. How nice you used to live in New York. Ithaca is so pretty :) aloha :)

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  16. Beautiful series of photographs, Loredana.
    Thank you for taking us along with you.
    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Have a lovely weekend :)

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  17. beautiful photographs and REALLY lovely haiku, Loredana! what a wonderful way to spend a day!

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    1. Thank you, Dani. Yes, it's so nice to spend time in nature :)

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  18. Oh I love your poetry with your photos..I would love to be able to do that...Thank you for your comments regarding my Mother..I appreciate it very much..Michelle

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  19. the red treetop is astounding
    I love stone walls

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    1. Thank you, Dianne. The treetop was a really bright red. I like stone walls, too :)

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  20. Love these photos, beautiful sense of harmony .

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Yes, the scenery was very serene :)

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  21. Wonderful post with excellent haiku and photography ~ Wow! ~ ( A Creative Harbor)

    thanks for coming by and commenting ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol, for the nice compliment :)

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  22. I have just caught up with the lovely photos and words in your recent posts. We are also enjoying some beautiful autumnal weather and the moment and the garden is loving it.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. How nice you caught up on my recent posts. Glad you enjoyed them :)

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