Photo 101 : Day 5 – Solitude

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

Here are my entries for ‘Solitude’, one from West Cork, overlooking Bantry Bay, and my second photo is a beautiful sunset in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, both great places to stop and admire the beauty of nature.

Time to stand and stare

Time to stand and stare

Sunset at Mana Pools

Sunset at Mana Pools

And I couldn’t resist this winter shot of my granddaughter in the first snow of the season last year, though she is probably checking out the best place to build a snowman, rather than enjoying the solitude!

First times!

First snow…fun times!

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jotsfromasmallapt
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 16:05:27

    This has to be my favourite of everything good today. So good.
    So very good! Raye



  2. Terri Webster Schrandt
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 16:29:07

    I love the snow scene! All that snow seems to dampen the sounds all around you, really creating a feeling a solitude. I hope your granddaughter enjoyed the quiet in our loud world!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. wildsherkin
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 17:16:36

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Doug Warren
    Nov 08, 2014 @ 01:31:29

    Great shots. Liked the poem too.

    Liked by 2 people


  5. Apple Hill Cottage
    Nov 08, 2014 @ 15:05:35

    Very lovely! I always wondered what Bantry Bay looked like — only having heard about it in “The Star of the County Down.”
    And the metaphor of Beauty’s Glance is very graceful…



  6. the dune mouse
    Nov 09, 2014 @ 04:12:20

    beautiful poem and great shots!!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. knittingwithheart
    Nov 13, 2014 @ 01:03:40

    Your photos and poem are filled with solitude. Did you write that lovely poem? The first snow is always pretty 🙂 ♥ ❤



  8. Roy McCarthy
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 20:17:55

    Beautiful shot of Bantry Bay. @ Apple Hill Cottage ^^ what a great singalong that is ‘From Bantry Bay to Derry Quay…’:-)

    Liked by 1 person


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