Thursday, April 30, 2009

after the rain has fallen

still in my wandering mode, no time to devote to the mouse's usual theme thursday celebration - wah! however, on my recent ramble, I did snap some pics that fit in perfectly with today's water theme. the mouse plans to be back to the bloggyhood next week (thanks willow, I like 'bloggyhood' much more than cyberhood! cyberhood seems just, well, so borg-like)

Into each life some rain must fall.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), educator and poet

CHATTER of birds two by two raises a night song joining a litany of running water—sheer waters showing the russet of old stones remembering many rains.

And the long willows drowse on the shoulders of the running water, and sleep from much music; joined songs of day-end, feathery throats and stony waters, in a choir chanting new psalms.

It is too much for the long willows when low laughter of a red moon comes down; and the willows drowse and sleep on the shoulders of the running water.
Carl Sandburg (1878–1967) poet, Prairie Waters by Night

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Audre Lorde (1934-1992)writer, poet, activist

For he who has no tranquility there is no concentration.
Bhagavad Gita

notes on photos:
  1. rain on window at modern art museum of fort worth. to see my flickr album of the modern go here.
  2. fort worth water garden
  3. fort worth water garden
  4. the japanese garden at the fort worth botanical gardens
pictures taken april 2009

36 comments:

Michael Rawluk said...

That third shot is priceless. .

Ronda Laveen said...

AWESOME pics. I like them all but #3 is so very powerful. Great angles.

R.L. Bourges said...

if this isn't a theme thursday post, then what is? Great stuff - I'll be sure to check into the Audre Lorde link today.

Pleasant rambling, squirrel.

Jay said...

Thanks for sharing!

Candie Bracci said...

Really nice post!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

hi have a sec to reply - rlb this is a tt post -however, the pics are somewhat contained in terms of place, which is what I meant in the introduction when I said 'usual' and there are fewer pictures than usual, which may be a good thing!

okay, off to pack, next plan leaves in two hours! hopefully once I get to m&d's house I will have time to go wading in the water!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I mean plane....

Brian Miller said...

i will jump on the #3 bandwagon here...dig
"bloggyhood"...have a great day!

California Girl said...

Nice.

Roy said...

Good shots, Kim! Yeah, I like #3 as well, but if I were to wander into #4, you probably wouldn't ever be able to persuade me to leave it!

willow said...

Yes, I agree. "Bloggyhood" is a lot more fun. Wonderful pics. I love Sandburg mentioning the long willows.

JGH said...

That Ft. Worth water garden is gorgeous. I love the third photo- I could look at it all day (Yes, I'm afraid I lack tranquility and therefore concentration, too!)

Wings said...

As usual, some wonderful pics. Love them all. Very cool.

vicki archer said...

Great images but love the lat one, xv.

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

I agree with Ronda. Terrific shutter speed -- you captured the water in the midst of its cascade.

The Silver Fox said...

The last shot's my favorite.

tut-tut said...

Seems like you have a pretty good Theme Thursday post going! Love all these photos, especially the rain on the window.

ArtSparker said...

And who'll stop it? This is generally one of my favorite theme thursdays...I like that rainy window.

Marianna said...

beautiful! I love the one with the strange looking fountain!

Thanks for posting :)
Peace and love
xoxo

Dot-Com said...

Great pictures, not least the third one. Would love to see that place!

TheElementary said...

Thanks for your thoughts during the tough time Spouse and I had- I am trying to regain some proper balance in my days and catching up on favourite blogs is the first step!
Always a treat.

flawsnall said...

Wow, Kimy. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing my town better than I could ever or have time too--whaa :'( your Japanese garden pics looks even better than in person...and guess what...it's still raining baby!

beautiful...can't wait for more!!!

lettuce said...

the water garden looks like a fabulous place.
and i love the atmosphere in the top one (very familiar to a Brit ;op)

Tom said...

the walkway through the water garden is terrific...that's a great idea.

Baino said...

IT's weird I always think of Texas as a wide brown land much like our own. We have a chinese garden in our city also, not quite as 'tranquil'. Enjoy the rest of your trip I believe it's been stormy down there!

Kris said...

I do like that fountain!

AnotherQ said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing this.

K. said...

Wonderful pictures. Ft. Worth is a great town.

Dakota Bear said...

Great pictures, especially the third one of the water falling through the blocks.

Sting is the best.

reyjr said...

Fort Worth, Texas?
I've been to that place! Stock Yards! :D Memories!

Mariane said...

If this is how you do a TT without having the time, let me just say, WOW !

Colette Amelia said...

I can't tell you how much enjoyment your photos give me. I feel that even though I have been hardly anywhere I feel like I have travelled the world with you!

thanks!

Don Parker said...

Thanks for giving me a taste of home ... that I haven't seen in a few years. Three of my favorite places in Tejas.

e said...

Love your shots and hope you are enjoying the falling rain! Wonderful rambles to you, Mouse!

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

What's the status on the Fort Worth water garden? Isn't that where they had the tragic drowning a few years ago? I understood that they were reconfiguring it to make sure that could never happen again.

BITTER OLD BITCH said...

Nice photo sets.

Man I sure do miss Texas. ._.